Photo Courtesy of Shihoko Fukumoto.
Art in the Garden, Fall 2010, October 30 through November 28, 2010, 10am – 4pm, Portland Japanese Garden.
“People of every continent on earth have celebrated the beauty of natural indigo in their art and their textiles for everyday life since ancient times. From simple woven farmer’s pants, elegantly dyed handmade writing paper, noren shop curtains, and dynamically patterned summer cotton yukata—indigo is the color of choice in Japan. According to indigo textile artist Shihoko Fukumoto, “Indigo is the color of my dreams.” Achieving a color as deep as what is referred to as “eggplant blue” is no easy task, and neither is re-interpreting traditional Japanese dye techniques for the 21st century audience”. -Via Portland’s Japanese Gardens. Read more.