Monday, July 13, 2009

Alchemy of blossoms

For the last few weeks I've been collecting samples of various kinds of plants - blossoms and leaves (as well as scrap metals). Another dare for the pretender? Yes.
Discovering the world of botanics. I've always been interested in plants, their use for medicine purpose, always experimenting with growing plants from the seeds. But this time I am interested in pigments they hold. Colour. The colour of Universe.

I've started my eco series with plant dyeing that I called "Memories". Everything around us has memory. Starting from memories in our mind, memories of our skin sensing a touch, memories of water of any kind of vibration met in its way and...memories of the cloth that once embraced the fruits of Mother Earth - blossoms, leaves, berries, fruits, wood, mud, coal or even blood.. and left its traces. And memories of those same blossoms and leaves of the wild and endless fields, meadows, forests, open sky, rain, soil, wind or touch of a bee. All of those memories harboured in the same piece of cloth...

I gathered some pieces of our Universe...

And started my eco series with eco printing and dyeing. Just 3 plants from those produced clear visible colours, but it was a real alchemy - memories expressed in sand, maroon, grey, green and eggplant colours in a top "Linden Lea". And it smelled divine...



2 comments:

Joei Rhode Island said...

Stunning...absolutely...such wonderful soft memories of flowers and botany.

self taught artist said...

i'm thinking how rare it is that someone has such talent for making, creating, searching and then showing via pictures the essence of what its all about. you've got it going on vilte...its exciting and inspirational!

and god i hate word verification...

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