CHRISTINE PRENTICE.  Fabric artist.

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"Spider Web Scarf" Shibori dye on silk 34" x 34"

"Spider Web Scarf"
Shibori dye on silk
34" x 34"

"Oak Leaves Scarf" dye and wax on silk 20" x 40"

"Oak Leaves Scarf"
dye and wax on silk
20" x 40"

"Hawaiian Breeze" dye on silk 42" x 60"

"Hawaiian Breeze"
dye on silk
42" x 60"

iPad Case Shibori patchwork and various fabrics sewn 8-1/2" x 11"

iPad Case
Shibori patchwork and various fabrics sewn
8-1/2" x 11"

The creative process affords me access to my unconscious self and to its expression. 

 By employing various traditional and modern methods within the textile arts, I am able to transform a piece of fabric and an artistic expression comes to life. Immersing the fabric into a dye bath, applying shibori, tie dyeing, block printing, screen printing, marbling or batiking are just some of the processes I use. I often combine several of these methods. An inspiration may spur me on to create a new piece, which I build in layers. My creative process is a combination of the deliberate and the spontaneous. I start by applying one technique, reflect upon it for a while before adding to it. Over a period of time, I continue to layer until I am satisfied with my results; at that point, my creation expresses my intention.

Nature is a frequent source of inspiration for me. So is the human form. Often, I will be inspired by other art forms, such as a story or music. Other times, I may be inspired by a dream or a memory. All of these inspirations find themselves stewing in my thoughts and then materializing fabric.

 My functional pieces are self-explanatory. The iPad cases, for example, serve a purpose, as do the scarves. As for the panels or wall art, they usually represent elements in nature in an abstract way.

 Having art as a critical part of my life means that I continue to evolve in my life. I surprise myself as I discover and express my unconscious self and my inner thoughts. Each new piece speaks to me and leads to another. The life force within me bubbles to the surface.  

Artwork © Christine Prentice. All rights reserved.