As an undergraduate fine art student at Syracuse University, with great reservation, I signed up to take a textile design class. The professor was obsessed with paisley and though I loved working with gouache paint, which we used to execute our labored repeats, I had no interest whatsoever in taking textile design any further. Never in a million years would I have thought that this would become an interest of mine.
I also remember being amused by my mother and her sister ooohing and ahhhing over Marimeko fabrics. Yes, they’re very nice, I thought, but who cares about fabric? Well, here I am, caring. I wish my mom and aunt were alive to see all of this.
The fabrics included here are either (originally) acrylic and/or watercolor paintings, mixed media collages, disperse dye monoprints, disperse dye collages, clay sculptures, photographs of various objects, including tools of the trade, malfunctioning marbling combs, indigo Shibori, discharge dyed pieces, ice cube MX dyed pieces, batiks, and pastel drawings. Photographs were taken of my work and then printed onto fabric using the Spoonflower website.
These were all printed on cotton and I added what the original image was - a disperse dye print, an ice-cubed dye print, a drawing, a photograph, etc.