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MONOPRINTS 2017 :  FLAGS OF DISSENT

4 FLAGS

LARGE WORKS on KHADI

( 8' x 4' ) MUDRESIST BLOCKPRINTS INDIGO / 2017

photo: Maria Moreno

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Inspired by a commission to create a series of Flags I have encompassed stripes and territories of shapes into a language defining an imagined representation of a fantasy nation. 6.17

Mudresist is probably one of the earliest forms of textile painting as seen historically on a few continents within tribal costuming and ceremonial artwork. Originally mud resist was most probably a hand painted craft but later through ingenuity of block design techniques the repeat of simple patterns became common. The line was definitely one of the first designs applied by way of a block perhaps carved into a tuber and then later translated into wood by more skillful artisans. Primary shapes followed suit.