Acceptance, Exchange & Extolance   Wool  Work made during residency in Sefrou, Morocco. Going back to the roots and learning textiles from the local artisans who have been "in the business" for generations & generations. The thread of this cultural landscape unravels back into the 8th century. In this contemporary, forward-thinking day and age, I am honored to learn ancient tactics from those very aware of these fast-dying art forms.  2015

Acceptance, Exchange & Extolance

Wool

Work made during residency in Sefrou, Morocco. Going back to the roots and learning textiles from the local artisans who have been "in the business" for generations & generations. The thread of this cultural landscape unravels back into the 8th century. In this contemporary, forward-thinking day and age, I am honored to learn ancient tactics from those very aware of these fast-dying art forms.

2015

Fes is renowned for its leather. The oldest and largest tannery in the city is over 1,000 years old, run generation after generation by the same family. Camel, goat, sheep and cow hides are bathed in pigeon feces for up to two months to soften before dyed in natural coloring liked saffron and poppy. The smell is so pungent, you are given mint leaves to hold up to your nose as your walk around.