Textile Art – Design Project 2017
Following the discovery of Junichiro Tanizaki’s book ”In praise of Shadow”, the artwork consisting of a dyed lamp shade , was named “mizumizushii” to express the freshness resulting from light’s shades and water flows. The shade of the lamp in a room, the dim light penetration which allow rest and serenity.
Water waves in two blue shades of Japanese Indigo were produced coupling resist dyeing techniques and brush dyeing. By first, applying rice paste then wax resist to produce the cracks of the second layer over the rice paste design which imprinted particular small details.
The artwork invited the viewer to enter the calmness of the dim lighted room, floating on water, listening to its endless flow.
Techniques : Rice paste resist dyeing (Katazome), Wax resist dyeing (Roketsuzome), Brush dyeing (Hikizome)
Materials : Japanese Indigo, Silk kimono fabric, plastic board, lamp stand.