Indigo Addiction

  • Using my newly inquired skill of surface resist dyeing, I have approach this project as a growing collection. Indigo has been one of the oldest dyeing techinques which dated back to the Heian period. The plants made for the dye is native to Japan and has been a respected art skill. The color range is rich in different blues and it can backfired into the purple hues. For this project, I considered indigo as a tumor, always growing, slowly. In the dyeing process, the flower or the brain (a sponge-like foam) is important.  It is hauntingly beautiful and eerie. The flower has its own life as it can expand or die out in the bath. Inspired by the excercises of shibori, I wanted to achieve the different ranged of indigo, pushing it to the full extent.