Carmen Grier's Gallery
About this Gallery
In May 2014, I was privileged to live and work in a pre-famine stone cottage for two weeks in a remote, secluded artist residency on the west coast of Ireland. Detached from the usual world of telephone and internet, I soaked myself in this exceptional, rugged natural environment of Cill Rialaig, recording my response to it with watercolor.
Since returning to my own studio, the experience has remained deeply influential. I’ve incorporated my embrace of the Irish landscape along with other presiding influences, such as historic textiles, into my current practice of natural dyeing on linen. Sometimes fabrics are further enhanced in the magical and often temperamental blue indigo.