In the world of surface design the possibilities are endless — printing, photo, wax, silkscreen, stamping etc. My passion is working with silk, cotton, dyes and paints. Any method that will change the look of the fabric either commercial or ready to dye. Shobori is a good example of a dying art – the newer generations are not willing to learn the art from the masters plus the cost in Japan to weave their own silks has become to expensive and have been sent to China.
In the recent Surface Design Journal Jacqueline Ruyak did an article on Korean fiber artist Kihyang Lee – Dharma and Design and it features an elegant piece by Kihyang Lee called “Queen Maya of Motherhood” Hwa-eom Scripture in Gold Leaf on indigo organdy, traditional Indian sari style. It is part of Hwa’s Journey to Enlightenment, the 2003 “moving exhibition. If you have access to the Spring 07 journal it is on page 30 he work tells the story of Avatamsaka (Flower Ornament) Sutra, called Hwa-eom kyong in Korean.
Queen Maya of Motherhood
Untitled: Challenge from Jane Dunnewald-10 people received a two yard piece of silk dyed olive – we were ask to finish the piece.
Do you do surface design?
What is your preferred process?
Type of fabrics?
Use in art, quilting, wearable?
Do you make your own stamps, silkscreen etc?