If you follow my work - you will know of my fascination with the color blue. As a swimmer and a sailor, the ocean blues appear regularly in my work.
I love to hand dye my blues – either with cold water synthetic dyes or with traditional indigo dye pot. It all comes down to the subtle variations I can achieve by hand dying my threads, and then weaving them in a fluid progression.
This month I have been busy with the weaving of a series of large panels of these gradated blue linens. There is almost an unspeakable beauty about this progression of blues, from deep to pale.
These panels are about 4′ by 6′ - and will ultimately hang side by side to giving the viewer the feeling of a wide oceanic horizon.