ornaments of a minnesota growing season
This March marks the anniversary of a year-long pursuit of creating art with natural colors made from plant materials in collaboration with local gardeners. It's been an honor to be a recipient of a 2015 Minnesota State Arts Board Artists Initiative Grant. As I look through my journal, notes and collections of photographs, I see how my knowledge of plants, color and natural dyes has grown. I've also learned a little more about myself and my practice as an artist.
The year flew by so quickly! I found that from September on, I was running around the Twin Cities gathering material from many generous growers. I boiled dye material like mad and as time was of the essence- I filled my freezer with frozen dye to use during winter.
Here's an ongoing recap of my year and the results of Ornaments of a Minnesota Growing Season: