New Silk Dyes

In between the downpours, I managed to get in some new silk dyeing and I love the new colors that range from the soft and lovely seafoam to a green that moves toward an olive, though a light olive color. The seafoam, which is more of a green than a blue, is from a variety of treatments that include an aluminum sulfate mordant, one or two soaks in weld dye, some mixed with osage dye and  another soak in copper. To add the olive shade I dipped it lightly in ferrous sulfate.

I think I had my fill of strict documentation, so I dyed much like I cook (without tasting) throwing a piece in this or another in that,,,oh, I want more of that and so on. More fun!

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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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