Amber Witzke : capstone
The artist's statement: Rather than depending on synthetic dyes, I carefully gather bark, flowers, and leaves in hopes that they will share their beautiful hues and shapes with my fabrics; these fabrics then become screens in the lantern structures I build. An emphasis on the soothing use of light and color kindles a delicate ambiance. As in nature, the end result is often a magical surprise. The prints can only be planned to a certain extent; at some point the flowers then take their course and leave their personal imprints. This harmless natural method blends with the art of repurposing ...
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