My canvas is a white muslin, rayon or silk textile fabric. I create art cloth using textile dyes, paints, soy wax and machine embroidery.
Layer upon layer, medium upon medium, building upon the before, my textiles come alive with color, texture and movement.
Bring homeward functional fun, beauty, freedom and clarity.
Creativity is stirred by the current palettes of the eyesight.
Visual encouragement comes forward: natural plant growth, personal beauty, home, art, writings, etc.
My artistic vision is translated from such stimulation.
The actual process involves painting on silk screens with Procion Textile Dye. Often my doodles, sketches or ideas are planned in advance and I interpret them as I freehand paint the screen. The silk screen, because of its dye process, will only print 4-6 times in various depth of color and intensity of design before it needs to be reworked into another design.
Upon the screening completion, a dyeing bath is begun. Color upon color until the end result is pleasing to me. Often Shibori techniques, which add more texture, are used in this process.
Finally, a discharge of color and another dye bath. Or rubbing of colors. Or creating of a stamp and printing more texture, color and design. Layer upon layer. Until my stimulation is satisfied. All mediums are textile related.