Tag Archives: textile art

Return of the Muse.

A Spider Lily blossom, and its petal drawn on silk.

On September 4th, noctilucas visited the bay I frequent. Just a few days after New Moon. I hid from LED street lights and watched for hours, the waves, broke with neon blue contours.

One other time I saw them, it was on a ripple-less shore, on one of the tiny islands of Seto. I was very young, three, four, maybe five. The glowing blue edge of the warm, still water, the way I felt that night. I remember, as if, I was alone with the sea.

A spider lily petal, abstract, acid dye on silk, process.

In progress: “Spider Lily Red”, acid dye on silk. The top is the Lily, the inspiration, back to blossom for the next couple of weeks.

Aqua Dragon Dye Test, 2006

Rock Garden Beach facing Pacific, vintage postcard edit, 2016.
A Dye Test, Aqua Dragon Dress, 2006 - acid dye on silk.

(yet another) Recap: a dye test for Aqua Dragon Dress (2006).
And a photo of a cool place near my house just yesterday, probably to be the last sunny day of August.

Dragon Drawing, a dye test, 2006.

Sea shell with long spikes - a summer trip souvenir, a macro cap
A Dye Test, 2006 - for Dragon Dress series, 2006

Recap: a dye test for Dyed Dragon Series, January 2006.
And a souvenir shell from a trip to Shizuoka Prefecture earlier this month.