art cloth: deconstructed screenprint with oak leaves
Self Portrait: Leaf 6
silk noil, fiber-reactive dye
screenprinted, painted. 69.5" x 25.5" SOLD

In the series, “Self Portrait: Leaf,” surface design techniques (screen-printing, stenciling, painting, resist-printing, stitching) build layers of color and pattern onto a single piece of white cloth. Here the leaf is both subject matter and tool: on the screen, oak leaves are brushed with dye, then left to dry. With each successive print, the colors are gradually released, with results both unpredictable and unique.

Won Best Use of Dyes Award from Prochemical, in Alterations exhibit, which traveled to Tubac (AZ), Tampa (FL) and Crystal Lake (IL) 2007-2009*