Patterns in Color & Patterns in Textures

By studying the possibilities within the materials I use, I now and then try to put a new focus or perspective in my art. Bringing in new materials or introducing new colors to your work can be quite useful in getting you started on experimenting.
Experimentation means incorporating what you know onto new situations and to try and learn from the process.
I started with my trusted medium silk. This medium catches the color so beautifully intense that just working with this is an adventure in discovering an insane amount of variations.

Silk works particulary well with all dyeing techniques

Combining old and new techniques together can also lead to surprisingly new and inspiring aspirations.

These are my results of applying the Shibori technique on cotton, using synthetic dye in combination with my own familiar hemp.

It’s always a challenge to try something new and try to make it your own. My attempts to practice the Shibori process on customary materials such as hemp or jute and using familiar colors produced surprising results. These pieces were made by placing several layers on top of each other.

When you are studying you are often working on new things but it also pays off to revisit past Artworks after having learned a thing or two.

Sometimes I just rework existing Artworks with the materials I presently use and sometimes I deepen the connection to works I’ve made by creating branching Artworks that preserve the same basic idea behind it.