Influx is a series of three digital textile installations taking the form of a quilt and two wall hangings. This series is based on a mixed media painting I made in 2016 called Sting Me Not. The original painting was photographed, printed on paper, scanned and distorted, printing on paper, scanned and distorted, printed on fabric, multiple times. The print in each piece therefore contains layers of memories of the original painting. Between each print, I beaded directly on the paper or fabric before scanning and distorting the image.
Original poem printed with fibre reactive dye, then distorted using Audacity and PhotoShop.
This series is a living documentation of an ongoing process of distorting the buta (also known as the paisley) motif through multiple technical methods of glitches.
Lines and Dye
An exploration of various surface design techniques, each piece is approximately 8x8” and is part of a hand-bound fabric book. Through machine embroidery, I divided colours into shapes to create landscapes of the imagination. The nature of the fibre-reactive dye and embroidery allows each piece to be visually attractive on both sides of the fabric.
1. Polychromatic, side 1/2
2. Polychromatic, side 2/2
3. Breakdown, side 1/2
4. Breakdown, side 2/2
5. Discharge on handpainted silk, side 1/2
6. Discharge on handpainted silk, side 2/2
9. Fibre-reactive dye print
10. Breakdown and silk painting
Sea Life Patterns
These patterns were designed to be digitally printed on textiles. Inspired by my drawings from visits to Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto, CA.