New scarves, handwoven in Java using traditional methods and hand dyed by me in Los Angeles using Japanese indigo and deconstructed shibori techniques.
Display of a series of indigo dyed shawls, scarves and an indigo and logwood shibori blanket.
A view of the work as functional goods.
A site specific, public art project with sculptor Bari Zipperstein and the Arcadia community.
As an integral part TOTEMS IN INDIGO, Niki Livingston of the Lookout & Wonderland studio led a Japanese indigo dying workshop for the community. Indigo is one of the world’s oldest natural blue dyes. Participants dyed canvas tote bags that the artist then incorporated into these eclectic sculptures. In a public deinstallation event, the sculptures will be deconstructed and the bags will be given back to the community. Each tote will be affixed a leather commemorative patch marking its participation in this temporary public project, furthering Ziperstein’s gesture of hope and promise to the community of Arcadia.
A work commissioned by the lovely ladies of General Store Venice. Hand dyed in Japanese indigo over a period of two weeks. Meant to emulated the action of a wave meeting the shore, this project was dipped a total of seventeen dye cycles.
Multiple sets of curtains created for a private home made from antique linen and natural indigo.
A triple process blanket that was dyed in kamala and logwood, as well as itajime shibori bound and dyed in Japanese Indigo. Made over a period of seventeen days. This blanket went through the indigo dip cycle twelve times.
And installation of indigo blankets and shawls at Busy Being in Austin, Tx.
Detail image of one the scarves, hand woven in Java and indigo dyed eight times.
Antique Belgian linen indigo dyed table runner, kanoko Shibori bound and dyed in Japanese indigo five times. Belgian linen gauze blanket, itajime bound and dyed in Japanese indigo ten times.
My Sacred Colors blanket has a beautiful new home with the owners of the Ojai Rancho Inn.
Accordion pleated and kanoko shibori bound antique Belgian linen, dyed over a period of four days. This shawl went through the indigo dip cycle five times.
Cotton hand dyed in logwood and overdyed in natural indigo over a period of 10 days.
Custom built in sofa, cotton canvas hand dipped in natural indigo.
Custom sofa for the train interior for Doug Aitken's Station to Station. Hand dipped in natural indigo.
Custom butterfly chairs made for the train interior for Doug Aitken's Station to Station. Hand dipped in natural indigo.
Wall hanging handwoven from left over scraps from previous projects. Cotton, linen and jute hand dyed in indigo, logwood and matter root.
Custom made cloak. photo: Rolling Stone
Hand dyed in natural indigo
hand dyed in natural indigo