展览时间：2019年5月20日 - 2019年5月25日
Blue is better than blue. In the process of indigo dyeing, from the moment the cloth is immersed in dye solution to the moment when the dye solution is proposed, the surface of the cloth is oxidized by air, gradually changing from yellow-green to turquoisedark green-blue-blue, a pure blue is dyed, and this subtle and transient change is fleeting. In order to retain this beautiful change, this work Through the creation of hand-dyed blue and green hand-dyed fabrics, the traditional overlapping process is used to stitch together, seeking harmony and unity in order and subtle changes in the reduction reaction, showing the beautiful changes in the blue dyeing process at this moment, and statically restoring the whole process and retaining it on the screen.
Persistently trying to test the relationship between materials and dyes, looking for new spaces in ordinary materials. Create by soft materials, abandon the control of material stacking. With the uncertain stress and elastic fiber, dyestuff and fiber determine their relationship by themselves, rejecting a constant pattern. At the moment when the persimmon paint form the film on the fiber, the texture of the persimmon paint outside the fiber material could be found. Without any glue, just using the persimmon paint to polymerize the fibers together.
Have you ever dreamed of exploring the nevernever-land? Wondering what kind of delights you may find in the Eden of your fantasy? There are countless marvels to be discovered in the infinite world of imaginations. The poetic metamorphosis of caterpillars to butterflies offers the glimpse of time passing through our fingertips.
Come and let us transform your world into a fantasy land of indigo textile arts. Through the lens of multitudes of savvy braiding, sewing and dyeing techniques, these aweinspiring indigo art pieces represent the artisan's interpretations of indigo fantasy land.
Overlapping-Transparent form is one composition of Constructivism, includes three parts: Overlapping, Transparent, Overlapping-Transparent. I integrate the Chinese traditional natural dyeing and the screen printing technology, to explore the possibility of the light, color and pattern on the silk fabric. The inspiration comes from the Chinese classical novel named “A Dream of Red Mansions” by Cao Xueqin, in which represents the beautiful scenery of four seasons in Daguan Garden.
“山水之间” Landscape Indigo
The series of plant dyeing clothing "Landscape Indigo” express the feelings of literati with the smooth lines, modest but powerful colors. Also, we wanted to show our awareness and respects to the nature through plant dyeing.
Indigo is a blue color, is a natural color; the sea is also natural, indigo dyed out of the unique pattern of the sea. Making all kinds of curly unit shapes through fabric reconstruction, it looks as if someone is walking home on the waves.
author name: Sheri Levin McNerthney（U.S.A）
material: Silk Mawata and Natural Dyes
“Radiance” is a study in optical color mixing with natural dyes. In this piece my goal is to translate into a fiber medium the practice of watercolor painting with a limited palette. With watercolors one can glaze three pigments - cyan, magenta, and yellow - to achieve a unified universe of color. Since with natural dyes we do not have pure pigments available, I selected a limited palette of a warm and a cool yellow (weld and pomegranate), and warm and a cool red (cochineal and madder), and indigo.
For my “glazing” medium I used silk mawata. I dyed silk mawata in each of my palette colors, then stretched and layered the silk fiber over a frame. I painted the entire surface with a dilute solution of agar to bind the layers. Then I layered the layers, suspending them slightly spaced so that light could radiate from within.
author name: Yasuko Ishizuka（Japan）
Natural dyes have beautiful monochrome colors, but when overlapping dyes they show deep colors that seem to spread limitlessly on the screen. I believe that natural dyes can express the beauty of colors in ways that chemical dyes cannot. In order to highlight this feature of natural dyes, I
made it by dyeing the work many times with Itajime's technique. This technique involves the process of folding cloth in two or more directions and clamping it between boards or sticks. The boards and sticks remain plain and the pattern that is created is caused by the penetration of dye into the exposed folds of cloth.
I dyed this work with miscanthus tinctorias, Uncaria gambir, cochineal (Dactylopius coccus), Japanese traditional indigo.
ADD1: Water reflex and ADD2:
author name: Eva Lagnert, Sweden（Poland）
material: fabrics of silk, rami, cotton
WHEREVER in the world I turn MY HANDS takes care of what I learned CONNECTING earth and water air and fire SOWING TIME AND LIGHT into new lines that inspire I created an ADD shape, used natural dyes on fabric of silk, wool and rami and found a usefull form for meetings. The natural dyes communicate in a special soft color language.