Series of textile experiments and nature studies focused around the extraction of color from natural ingredients found in my kitchen, or foraged from my immediate surroundings.
When I was a child I collected petals and twigs from my father’s farm to concoct aromatic potions which were not often successful, but always made with love and curiosity. After years of living in different cities, working inside closed studios, and being surrounded by fast-paced technology, I felt the need to get out and forage again.
I began these BioColor experiments with the intention of re-establishing a relationship with nature and becoming more deeply connected to the places/lands in which I live/work. I have a purist approach, and am very interested in endemism. I play with the application/release of color by using the techniques of dip-dyeing, bundle-dyeing, and sometimes even placing the ingredient (color source) between two layers of fabric, stitching around it, and boiling it.
Some of the ingredients used thus far are Annatto (seeds), Coffee, Turmeric, Black Beans, Avocado (pits and leaves), Rosemary, Onion (skins), Tamarindo (leaves)…