The pleasure of working on silk after cutting my teeth on cotton and linen is sheer joy! It’s such magic compared to all the labor of the cotton process. You definitely reap the rewards of all that you’ve learned when you switch over.

These are 14″ x 72″ Habotai Scarves scarves. They were dipped in a combination of mullien tea with alum sulfate, chalk and weak black tea. Cotton carrier cloths dipped in Ferrous Sulfate were used in between the silks. They were rolled onto commercial grade plastic wrapped tin cans and steamed for two hours.0868-9-5detail-0875p0868-2detail-0879b

I took 3 (1 lb.) tomato cans and wrapped them together in plastic to make a wide log.20160825_153038

Posted by:turtlemoonimpressions

The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

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