I also integrate commercial fabrics of my own design into my work. I apply multiple layers of dye, selective dye removal and screen-printing with original imagery from photos of my travels. Where others see landscape, history or structure, I see pattern, texture and inspiration. A path of oval rocks from a Japanese garden, a jute window covering, ancient cave dwellings, a kelp forest, even the dripping prep work of house-painting have all become screens through which I have pulled paint and dye. Layers of stitching, and often more paint complete each piece.
Artist's Statement: My award-winning work is in the corporate collection of The James Irvine Foundation in San Francisco, CA as well as many private collections in the US and abroad. I have exhibited in museums & galleries world-wide, curated exhibits, taught design process, been published in various textile publications and self-published the Tall-Girl Series: A Body of Work. I am an active member of the ACCI Gallery in Berkeley, CA , Petaluma Open Studios and of several professional art organizations.
Location: Petaluma, California, USA
Blog: Live to Dye
Social Media: LinkedIn
Textile Arts Council
Studio Art Quilts Association
Surface Design Association
Languages spoken: English
Currents #8, 30” x 30” by Carol Larson
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