I have always enjoyed working with hands and blending imagination with those creations. It started with origami, Ikebana, beaded jewelry, silver jewelry, ceramic art, sewing and knitting. I have been a wild forager since young and studied field botany for edible plants and medicinal plants walking in the forest and mountain collecting plants and bringing it home to cook or to mix up a concoction. Currently I am obsessed with studying mycology and hunting edible mushroom. Then the natural progress was to started dying with mushroom and botanical printing. I am drawn to the combination of nature and fiber art which is an expression through un controllable elements. The technique I use for my product is called the botanical printing (or eco printing) and the history of this technique is still very young so I am constantly experimenting with new ideas. It uses real leaf along with mineral and tannin to transfer natural color and shape from plants onto natural fiber such as silk, cotton and linen. It is like printing a photo directly from the leaves to the fabric. Having studied Ikebana helps me create an aesthetic which is in harmony with nature and beauty. I harvest all the plants and flowers to print by hand all around the San Francisco Bay Area. I also collect wild mushroom to create the color that dyes the fabric. I aim to create a sustainable art using nature.
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