My work addresses pure beauty and ideal nature and escape - escape from the daily stress of life and from the enormous problems facing us in this world.   It exists solely for beauty, for visual experience, for tactual luxury, and for serenity.  And why blue? The complex nature of this particular dye which is the only dye which can be used in this way, the ancient practices of dyeing blue, the traditional experience and symbolism, and the superstitions that developed around it for many ancient cultures all add to the significance for me.  I developed this technique of dipping paper into a vat of indigo dye and moving it in ways to make the image.  The papers are dipped multiple times over a number of days to add complexity and to take advantage of constant changes in the vat.   In dyeing paper with indigo, I have felt completely free.  I love the intuitive nature and serendipity of it. I believe that indigo is too mysterious and headstrong and spiritual to allow for complete control.

Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5 of a Simply Buckhead article about Lori May and I.

 

 

 

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