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Edited Black and White Images

Rain on the Windshield - trace
Wing Diptych 1
Spiderlily on Rainy Horizon
Wing Diptych 2
black and white images of wing dress and wing drawing.
Dragon Dress Diptych
Dragon Dress, prototype.

All derivatives from Dyed Threads series.
From top:
Spider Lily – early sketch, monochrome (2015)
Wing Diptych 1 (2015) The bird was photographed in September 1999, and became the inspiration for the Wing Dress series.
Spider Lily – study, monochrome (2015)
Wing Diptych 2 (2015)
Wing Diptych 3 (2015) The drawing was of an imaginary wing, and preceded the Wing Dress series.
Dragon Dress Diptych (2015)
Dragon Dress Prototype (2015) The dress in the photo was created around 1999-2000 with fabric marker as the first experiment for the Dyed Threads series.

Wing Dress – Velocity

A dress with a wing, facing the sea.A dress with a wing, with the sea on back.Silk dress with a wing, shore, evening breeze.A dress with a wing, and a red string, back detail.A dress with a wing, and a red string, side detail.A dress with a wing, and a red string, front/side detail.A dyed wing, silk, detail.A dyed wing, silk, detail.A dyed wing, silk, detail.

Wing Dress – Velocity (2009-2011)

Acid dye on silk-polyurethane.
Feathers are placed to assimilate the sense of speed I emphasize with swallows in flight, as they glide by me slashing the air.

ツバメの低空飛行に共鳴して起こる身体感覚をドレスにそのまま写し取ろうと試みたもの。
シルク/ポリウレタンに酸性染料。

Wing Dress, acid dye on silk, 2011, on location.

Sunken Feathers

Photograph of clouds shot from underwater layered on feather drawing dyed on silk.
Drawn feathers, stitched, and sparkles from the summer sea.
Sea, swim, sparkles and feathers hidden underwater.
Morning shore, first light, and a feather lying on sand.

Various images of the Ocean are layered over feather drawings originally created for my “Wing Dress” series.

The Ocean has been my muse, especially for the dress series, and during a long creative process my daily visit to the water fed me visions and the energy that deepened and lightened me simultaneously.

These images are my attempt at somehow capturing the mystery I’ve witnessed while by, on or in the Sea.

水中で撮った海の画像を、『Wing Dress』シリーズの羽根の絵に重ねた連作。

シリーズ製作中に毎日訪れ、その過程で作品、作者両方をかえていった、海の深さやおおきさの持つ不思議な影響力を、畏怖と賛美を込めて形にしようと試みたもの。

From top:
Underwater Sky 2 (2015)
Sped (2010)
Deeper Teal (2009)
Shore (2011)

Following two:
Underwater Sky (2010)
Gulls in Flight (2015)

Clouds in both “Underwater Sky” was photographed looking through the water surface in mid summer.

「Underwater Sky」の歪んだ雲は夏空を水中から撮影。

Summer sky, seen throuh water, and a floating feather.
Image of sea shore with a wing dyed on silk overlaid.