Thursday, October 18, 2007

e with red dress side, originally uploaded by e.briel.

Last year painted a pair of silk hangings - a commission for a Thai restaurant in Siem Reap, Cambodia. I did several versions of Rama, painted with cyanotype liquid onto handwoven silk organza.

They resemble shadow-puppets, a traditional artform prthroughout SE Asia.

Ever the perfectionist, I was unsatisfied with the first Rama so then had it made into a dress instead.


Oliver said...
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Oliver said...

Bold. Beautiful. Elegant. The dress is nice too.

Sharon said...

I love the incorporation of the traditional puppets into the design on the fabric. It makes a very unique, beautiful dress.