sky, soil, silk II: impressions

art, grayzone, recent work

Days are overcast, light is sparse; the sun hasn’t been visible for one single hour in December, so far. I’m dyeing with nature’s materials: leaves and dry petals, roots and a hint of rust. These samples are no final results, rather trial-and-error attempts. I am much indebted to Lina Sofia Lundin and her book Naturlig färgning (“Natural dyeing“) – thank you Lina Sofia!

In the end, I hope to achieve a visible memory of wintery Scandinavian soil and sky, recorded in the thinnest of fibres. These silk imprints/paintings are to be exhibited next year, when spring bursts into summer, in a very distant place: the Sankeien Garden of Yokohama. More about this next time…

Map borrowed from the Sankeien Garden Guidebook; site photo kindly provided by Ms. Toshiko Watanabe.

2 thoughts on “sky, soil, silk II: impressions

    1. Thank you, Dorothy! This is a very challenging task, in a wonderful way. 🙂
      I’d love to visit the Sankeien Garden, too, but I’ve decided to abstain from flying as much as possible… Glad to learn that you’ve had the opportunity to experience them “live”! Wishing all the best – for yourself, and all of your family!

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