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Thursday, January 7, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
epic, hand resisted, dyed, and woven weft ikat summer kimono. the word epic appears 76 times on the front, back and sleeves.
hand resisted, dyed, and woven warp ikatdetail
mandala, hand woven tapestry, woven beads, hand spun wool, alpaca fur, freshwater pearls, paint
Thursday, November 12, 2009
some real stuff. i can't leave you hanging after a whole month of nothing.
hand-dyed raw silk, alpaca wool yarn, woven and sewn glass beads, thread
6x6 incheshomage to a false god
objects, wire, glass beads, chain, fabric, glitter, fibers
a lot. i am very busy working on many projects. i will post photos when i can. right now my studio space at home is out of control. i have fallen in love with weaving and got a loom off of craigslist. it is wonderful and hopefully in a few weeks i will have it up and running. current projects are: a woven summer kimono made with a traditional japanese technique called weft ikat, a quilted overstuffed coat with screen printed triangles all over, a video performance involving plastic tubing and a hose, and a series of woven and sewn bead mandalas. there are still some loose ends from earlier in the semester that i hope to tie up as well. i am very excited about all of this new work, and am working on it pretty much nonstop. though times of production are very rewarding, it is difficult not to get overwhelmed and i know winter break couldn't come soon enough.
below are some images related to current projects.
weft ikat from cambodia circa 1900
quilted coat, viktor &rolf
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
i am sick and it's really, really annoying. but, here is the piece that i showed earlier, overdyed using disperse dyes because one of the yarns is acrylic. my friend put this on and pulled some of her hair through the holes and i really like the way it looks on her.
and here is a sneak preview of two garments that will be part of a video piece that i will hopefully be making as soon as i recover from the plague.