Last year at the Spring 2016 Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition show, I showed an artist book called Sky Pockets that I had created using indigo-dyed shibori fabric I made during a summer intensive taught by Mary Hark in 2015 at Women’s Studio Workshop. Framed shibori pieces accompanied the book. (You can read that post here.)
For the Spring 2017 BWAC show, I have created a coptic-bound book called Oceanic, using the handmade indigo-dyed paper I had produced during that class. It was no small task, because before I could even use the paper I had made, I had to fix it in gelatin so it would not flake. I had to overcome a ton of resistance to tackle that chore. (You can read about it here.) I created the hinged book cover from scrap wire. I am also showing a series of handmade indigo-dyed paper with plant inclusions called Sky Writing I – V.
Below you will find photos of our paper making, indigo-dyeing true blue adventures!
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