Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tania Love

This is one of my posts where I want to share something wonderful about an artist I know or whose work I have recently seen and enjoyed. Artist Tania Love makes beautiful work about and with the botanical world. She is inspired by the plant world and uses it in her work in a number of ways. Her blog is truly inspiring and beautiful. (This post Thinking about the trees, about trees in art, I really enjoyed.) She has a show with Rui Pimenta at Durham Art Gallery titled, Imagined Existence, until September 7th. There are some interesting workshops she is hosting starting this weekend. (More info below.) You should check her out.

This butterfly wing shadow I found on her blog and is one of the works 
from the show. In this photo it is hanging in her studio.
How beautiful is this?

some of her work using plant tannins

from her show at Couleur Garance, France

Below are a couple workshops that she has coming up. 

backyard habitat:
exploring local natural dye plants

It’s nearly harvest season and a wonderful time to start gathering  some local plants for dye colour!  Join me for a little foraging walk  along with time in the studio to extract botanical colour.

Sunday, August 24, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, $55

258 Wallace, Toronto
To register, please confirm your reservation with an e-transfer for the workshop fee to:

out of the blue:
the natural indigo dye vat

In this workshop we’ll look at the process of working with indigo from the growing of indigo plants, to pigment extraction, to making the vat.  This will be presented through a slide talk of my experience in Provence, France along with a hands-on approach.
You can turn your fingers to blue (or wear gloves) and explore dyeing techniques. 
Sampler fabrics will be provided.  You may like to bring a few of your own fibres to transform in the vat as well.

Wednesday, September 25, 6:30 - 9:30 pm,  $55

258 Wallace, Toronto
To register, please confirm your registration with an e-transfer for the workshop fee to:

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