Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
I'm not sure if I ever mention this. But my work is never complete without the photo shoot.
Many time it is gives the right meaning to the work. I love to do it with Idan. He understand me and my work perfectly and know how to get the best of it and I, love very much to change characters. To be someone else for a moment - to fantasise, to live on a different time, in different places.
For a very long time I wanted to take photos in the Dead Sea but I did not have the right work for this surrounding until recently.
We went there last week. Such a short drive and the atmosphere is so completely different. The landscape reminiscent the story of creation in Genesis. My head and my imagination immediately begin to work and the story of Genesis and also the story of lot's wife who looked back and turned to salt was playing in my head like a music.
And this is what we created. With water, wool, plants, fire, camera and the beautiful surrounding of one of the wonders in the world - The Dead Sea.
Hope you enjoy it. Take a moment and fantasise yourself. Your day can be completely different :)
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013
A few weeks ago Vilte and me was visited in Amsterdam. We took a private Class with Leentje Van Hengel. Our goal was to deep our knowledge about mordants and classical natural dyes like Madder, Weld and Indigo. We learned a lot during this 3 days class.
When I came back home I started to dye samples and to practice what I have learned
but simultaneously I'm trying to combine what I learned with my work.
From the beginning I knew it could be a problem. a conflict between the two techniques.
Botanical Prints needs metals like iron or copper to be able to get bold print or images with depth but those metals will dull the bright shades of madder or other dye plants. Madder with iron will easily become brown.
On the other hand, to achieve deep red from madder for example needs mordant such as Alum and that will make many of the print plant materials such as eucalyptus or rose leaves yellow.
There must be a solution and I began a research now. So far, I had some successes but also some failures. Will see how and where it will takes me.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Very happy with the article "Unearthing Eco Dyes" in the summer issue of Fiber Art Now.
"Unearthing Eco Dyes" by Wendy Feldberg featuring seven artists: Arlee Bar, Fabienne Dorsman Ray, Wendy Feldberg, Pat Vivod, Yvonne Dalton, Elena Ulyanova and myself.
Only yesterday Pat Vivod and Elizabeth Adams-Marks announced of the exhibition "From The Inside Out" which will take place in Jacoby Art Center in Alton, Illinois i August 2014. I'm very happy to be part along with Fabienne Dorsman-Ray, Rio Wrenn, India Flint, Pat Vivod and Elizabeth Adams-Marks.
This blog will accompany us throughout the work on the exhibition.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
I'm really not that good blogger and I not write so much. It is not that I don't have what to write about. I do. But sometimes thing are happening to fast and I can not keep up. Until I find the time and the mood to write the events which I want to write about seem so
But this time I decide to do it anyway. So this will a serialized post about my visit to the Netherlands.
Since I was invited to teach at FeltFull, I knew this will be my opportunity which I don't want to miss, to meat some dear FB friends. Friends that I never met in reality but our virtual friendship is very important to me and I really wanted to use this opportunity to change this virtual relationship to reality.
My first meeting was with Fabienne Dorsman-Ray and Ingrid Garrod. Very drear friends which our relationship goes far back to the days I just began using FB.
Ingrid was very nice and offered to come to pick me up from the airport. We decided of a place to meet. I was a bit late but immediately recognize Ingrid from far waiting for me. She took me in her car to Fab place and we spend there 24 unforgettable hours until I had to travel to Friesland.
We talk a lot, laughed a lot, ate a lot (the best Pancakes Peter made for us) and drank a lot of coffee.
Here are some pictures of an happy day to remember. We are opening the bundles Fab prepared for my visit. I very much hope we will meat again.
Ingrid took all our pictures so unfortunately she is not in the pictures.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Can you imagine a sofa or an armchair looks like stone or a tree trunk in your
"Revitalize" is my new series of textile works which inspiration are nature itself as well all the raw materials which the textile work made from. Wool and silk dyed and printed only with plants.
The work process partly controlled and directed and partially liberated and allowing nature take its course. In this way I get a result which is very organic in texture
You can see all the work here : Revitalize
Until now I dealt mainly with the textiles. My next step will be to find a group of 3D forms that will support the organics results and make it all one.
Who knows where it will take me? Artistic clothes? Furnitures? Sculptures? I'm curious myself.