Indigo ink on paper x gouache x embroidery silk x pencil x ceramics
9cm x 11cm
First the design is hand painted with indigo ink, once dried combined with gouache barnacles, once dried again hand embroidery, pencil detail and ceramic shells are added.
This series of work explores the ocean & ocean life migration.
I have been very interested in Japanese Indigo and the dye techniques for some time and have recently made my own ink using indigo leaf powder. This new series of hand painted originals uses that ink and traditional techniques of application.
Every design within the 'Indigo Ink' series is unique.
Hand embroidery sits delicately on acid free, naturally white 300gsm paper , I have used silk yarn French knots & Turkey Stitch to create this textural art.