11″ x 14″

acrylic monoprint background, original Shibori-dyed fabric, hand sewing, thread, on paper

This striking painting was made by two textile-based techniques. The background “monoprint” was made by painting cheesecloth and pressing on a thick piece of paper.  Shibori dyeing is an ancient Japanese technique of folding, tieing, or stiching cloth before dipping in a dye solution.  I made this piece by wrapping turquoise linen around a thick pole before submerging in black dye.  It was trimed and handsewn on the monoprinted paper.

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