With my studio packed up, and being out of the country for two weeks, this piece was a challenge. I knew I need to get a good start on it before we left. I had a piece of deconstructed screen print that I just loved in purple and yellow, so I used that as a starting point. Often when you use complementary colors in dye, you end up with mud, but this piece didn't do that, so I lucked out.
I think I was channeling our trip, because I started laying this out and the temples we had seen in Japan on an earlier trip came to mind. Then when I was studying it, the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto popped into my head. So this is my abstracted memory of past travels.
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