A one of a kind, wall hanging eco-printed on pure raw silk (much heavier than a silk scarf) imprinted from collected leaves of maple, pine, oak and sumac. The actual size of the fiber art wall hanging is 24" x 50" and with it's beautiful driftwood hanger (collected by me!) is a total size of 24" x 59" . It can easily be deconstructed and used for a wrap or a table runner. Comes with a tag with the story of its making. Totally organic, sustainable, renewable art form! Eco printing is the collecting of Nature's plants and flowers from which I imprint the plants on fabric to create unique colors and designs. The results are beautiful and unpredictable and that is what makes it such an exciting and unique art form. Look closely to see if you can identify the plants used. You will often see not just a variety but both the positive and negative shapes of the leaves and flowers. (this is not "sun printing") The colors are the ACTUAL colors from the plants! This art form is environmentally friendly, sustainable, renewable and organic art. After I use the leaves they go into my compost pile, then into my garden. Each item is one of a kind. Each piece created by me, artist M Theresa Brown in my North Carolina studio on my mini farm! Only 1 available. Ready to be shipped.
I am a long time artist with a specialty in fiber arts, especially silk. Working on silk, wool and linen, I use a number of different processes to create my art. For some I design and carve my own reliefs, build the blocks and print my designs using textile inks to imprint the design onto the silk. On others, I hand draw, then paint the designs onto the silk fabric. And with my eco or contact printing, I collect and process Nature's plants to leave her beautiful impressions on silk. Eco dyeing or botanical printing involves the foraging and collecting of Nature's leaves, plants, fruit and flowers to begin a journey of preparation before emerging on the fiber in unique, all natural designs and colors drawn directly from the plant matter. Like the journey of a butterfly, each piece undergoes its own personal dye transformation before emerging 2-5 days later in the beautiful colors of its metamorphosis. Each textile tells its own story. That is what makes it such an exciting and unique art form. Join me at my studio on my mini-farm in the rolling hills of the North Carolina Piedmont. I'm surrounded by chickens, ponies, dogs and my alpaca where I grow many of the plants, roses and trees used in my eco-printing process on my fiber art.
Silk wall hanging, driftwood, eco-printed, 24" x 59" Organic, all natural
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