Louise Valentine

Louise Valentine & Brian Provencher

The Japanese method of shibori resist dyeing allows us to explore the relationship between colour and texture when creating a soft sculpture of wearable art, bringing a contemporary look to this ancient art form. The silk is hand painted, folded, pole wrapped and discharged of it's original colour before immersion into the final dye bath and when repeated, produces a crosshatch pleat or color pattern. The work is collaborative: one partner is the designer/dyer with and the other doing the shibori pleating and technical work.

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