Saturday, November 11, 2017

My New Silk ArtCloth Scarves
Wearable Art

Marie-Therese Wisniowski


Preamble
On this blog spot there are posts that center on my “Wearable Art” (e.g. scarves, digital or analogue created fabric lengths etc.) For your convenience I have listed these posts below.

A Selection of My Scarves
Leaves Transformed: A New Collection of My Digitally Designed Fabrics
My New Silk Rayon Velvet Scarves@Purple Noon Art And Sculpture Gallery
My Fabric Lengths@QSDS
My Fabric Collection:"Oh, Oh Marilyn and Mona!"@Spoonflower
2013 Australian Craft Awards – Finalist
My Scarves@2014 Scarf Festival: "Urban Artscape" Pashminas
My New Scarves and Fabric Lengths
New Range of Silk Neckties - Karma and Akash
AIVA: My New Hand Dyed and Hand Printed Fabric Design
New Colorways For My 'Cultural Graffiti' Fabrics
Byzantine Glow: A New Collection of My Digitally Designed Fabrics
Wall Flower: A New Collection of My Digitally Designed Fabrics
Ink Fern - A New Collection of My Digitally Designed Fabrics
Celebratory Fireworks


Introduction
There are three basic ingredients (as opposed to definitions) that all artworks possess: (i) they need to be “engaged”; (ii) they are non-functional; (iii) they are aesthetic. Wearable Art is “Art” when placed in an art context but when it is not placed in an art context, its functionality obscures the act of engagement. 
My ArtCloth scarves are wearable art. 

My scarves have been created using a range of fabrics and various hand dyeing and hand printing techniques. I am particularly fond of silk due to its ability to impart rich, luscious, intense colors and yet retain its lustre and luxurious handle when dyed and printed using various media. 
My scarves are a unique creation, never to be repeated in color, tone or overall design. Some of the design elements may re-appear in other scarves, but the overall colors, printing/overprinting and design features is what ensures their uniqueness as a one-off specialty wearable art item to covet.

My ArtCloth scarves are unique, are imbued with color, texture and multi layers. They are comfortable to wear and are thoughtfully designed, dyed, printed and finished. Special care instructions are included with each scarf.


Inspiration/Method
The first Prime Minister of India - Nehru - said to his daughter Indira Gandhi: “Be Brave - the rest will follow!” Underlying all of my work is this drive to take risks - to create bold, edgy, contemporary designs and so let my adrenaline drive my artwork. Nonetheless, discarding mainstream design elements is not in itself inspirational, but rather it is an important part of my inner core - to drive my work to create edgy design elements.

 Urban and landscape environments inform my images and works. My contemporary urban landscape themes include my interpretation of post-graffiti work. I operate my artistic skill set on these thoughts to project rich and vibrant landscapes on the cloth medium. The ArtCloth scarves I create rely heavily on researching design elements consistent with my worldview to create images from the “utten welt” and/or from life-forms threatened with respect to survival. 

I employ various surface design techniques to create the imagery for my scarves. These techniques include the initial image/mark making processes of drawing and designing which are followed by dyeing, discharging, hand painting, stenciling, stamping, screen printing, foiling and other processes on natural fibres. I have been honoured to receive numerous international awards for my printed ArtCloth textiles.

My scarves are available in various galleries and art & craft outlets throughout Australia. For example, in the Hunter Valley (Australia) they are available from Cessnock Regional Art Gallery. They are also available via specialty artisan Hand Made Art and Design Markets and via my Art Quill Studio. Please email me at - Marie-Therese - for further information.


My New Silk ArtCloth Scarves

Overview of my new silk habotai scarves.


Technique and Media: Dyed, silk screened, deconstructed silk screened imagery employing dyes, transparent and opaque pigments on silk habotai (full view).
Size: 28.5 (wide) x 142 (length) cm.


Detail view.


Technique and Media: Dyed, shibori overdyed, discharged, lino blocked and silk screened employing dyes, discharge media, glazes, transparent and opaque pigments on silk habotai (full view).
Size: 28.5 (wide) x 142 (length) cm.


Detail view.


Technique and Media: Dyed, shibori overdyed, discharged, lino blocked and silk screened employing dyes, discharge media, glazes, transparent and opaque pigments on silk habotai (full view).
Size: 28.5 (wide) x 142 (length) cm.


Detail view.


Technique and Media: Dyed, shibori overdyed, discharged, stamped and silk screened employing dyes, discharge media, glazes, transparent, opaque and metallic pigments on silk habotai (full view).
Size: 28.5 (wide) x 142 (length) cm.


Detail view.


Technique and Media: Shibori multi dyed, discharged and silk screened employing dyes, discharge media and pigment paint on silk habotai (full view).
Size: 28.5 (wide) x 142 (length) cm.


Detail view.


Technique and Media: Shibori multi dyed, stamped and silk screened employing dyes and opaque pigments on silk habotai (full view).
Size: 28.5 (wide) x 142 (length) cm.


Detail view.


Technique and Media: Shibori dyed, shibori overdyed, multiple discharge and silk screened employing dyes and discharge media on silk habotai (full view).
Size: 24 (wide) x 182 (length) cm.


Detail view.

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