gallery of past work
102" x 82"
One day I was
dyeing a piece of cloth with a method I've used many times: I lay a large
wet white cloth on my dyeing table, then pour the dyes directly on the
cloth and blend them so each color fades smoothly into the next. Usually,
I carefully hang the piece to dry to minimize further bleeding.
On this particular day (for who knows what reason) I wadded up the fabric and dumped it in a pail to dry. The resulting mottled coloring inspired this simple design - a pattern of rectangles, arranged like bricks on a terrace.
I've made this same pattern a couple times since the original pictured above. On the right is a detail image of Purple Terrace.