Tag Archives: textile art

Return of the Muse.

A Spider Lily blossom and an art work.

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.

An art work in progress.

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


Beach with large rocks.
A dragon painted 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.


A Seashell close detail.
A dragon drawing on silk.

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

Monochrome Diary, July 2016.


An artwork in progress.
Tiger Daylily Blossoms.

#ownyourshadow, it’s a political act.

An artwork in progress.
Beach grasses at sunset.

Dye test in April.


Cherry Blossoms by the river at sunset.
Art works in studio.
An abstract art in process.

Been conducting a little dye test between visits to local cherry trees at sundown. Also, spotted a few swallows swishing through the hazy late pm light today, the very first of 2016.