Katazome on Kozo

These small works range from approx. 6″x 9″ to 10″ x 12.” I am experimenting with Japanese Katazome techniques on washi (handmade kozo). I first learned these techniques on fabric from John Marshall. My goal with this work is to achieve differentiation between the various stenciled and painted layers, hopefully giving the work depth and surface interest. The results you see here are inconsistent, and I think I understand which variables to change next time. I am excited about the possibilities of this technique and intend to explore it further!

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Author: Kit

I use the materials and techniques of the Japanese art of katazome (paste resist stencil dyeing) to capture my experience of nature. My work celebrates daily meetings with the wild birds, plants, and lake breezes of my local urban surroundings.

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