Joanna White

Fiber Visions Studio

Media: Fiber

14 Rose Creek Road Leicester, NC 28748

Silk is a living, breathing fiber that reflects light and has an inner radiance that brings forth the beauty of the wearer. Reflecting the beauty of the world and its people is my purpose.  Painting on silk is like flying in beautiful skies.  The dyes move and flow magically on stretched white silk.  Flying is for me a metaphor for freedom and joy....the dyes are the air beneath my silk wings.  

The size of the frame is determined by the garment that is being created.  Sumi-e brushes, French acid dye, and resists of all kinds are the vehicles for creating one-of-a-kind fabrics. Manipulating these dyes with a variety of techniques —gutta resists (water-based and solvent), faux batik using soy wax, watercolor, salt, shibori techniques of folding and twisting and alcohol, as well as deconstructed silk screen printing—assist me in creating beautiful and unique textures and designs that can move from the abstract to the realistic. Multiple techniques create complex designs and color changes that appeal to the eye.

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