There is always a random jumble of what is visually inspiring me at any given time. Lately it’s moths and fabric dyeing, all be it random, visually they speak very well to one another. Why these two things? I was recently in the north woods of Wisconsin designing a client’s lake house, and during my morning coffee break I spotted a luna moth. I was so intrigued with this amazingly textural creature. This of course later became a good evening of internet traveling. I came across so many odd and amazing species of moths. So much color, pattern and texture. Such great visual information for what was next on my plate. In a matter of days I am going to pursue my first attempt at fabric dyeing. Ever since I hung floor to ceiling white canvas panels in our new shop, I have been staring at large blank canvases. All of the options, from soaking to spraying to resist of fabric dyes. So the journey begins from two random observations that have become my most recent inspiration.
1. A fuzzy and saturated orange creature. Acraga-coa Moth. photo credit: David Brownell
2. Another fuzzy colorful wonder. Maple Moth. photo credit Jeephead
3. Afro moth. Spotted Spanish Moth. photo credit: Robert Siegel
4. Colored thread by Anne Lindberg.
5. Poster print by Stefan Marx at Nieves
6. Food dye photograph by Corey Holms
A new found love: The Featured Creature