Each scarf begins as a photograph of water reflections. I am ever watching for interesting reflections. I find them at Swan Lake Gardens, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, in the Charleston gardens, and in Ohio lakes and ponds, just to name a few of her favorite locations. The photographs are individually printed on 100% silk chiffon. I use acid dye inks and a specially converted Epson 9880 printer to transfer the reflections to the silk. After printing, the silk is steamed in a Jacquard vertical steamer. The steaming process increases the vibrancy of the colors and renders the silk colorfast.
I have been drawn to water for as long as I can remember. It is all around us. It is in the air that we breathe, it is under the ground where we walk, it is in the oceans, lakes, swamps, and marshes on this round ball we all call home. It has been a part of us since conception. Semen carrying the sperm that generates new life is 96 percent water. The amniotic fluid surrounding that new life begins as 99 percent water. The body at birth is approximately 75 percent water and remains around 60% for the rest of our lives. Without water, life as we know it could not exist. We may live for weeks or months without other nutrients, but without water, we can survive only a few days. Water flows through our veins as the water on our planet flows through its rivers and streams. Science tells us we cannot survive without that amazing combination of hydrogen and oxygen. Yet, we take it for granted.
Each scarf is approximately 20" x 60". Since each scarf is printed individually, small variations may occur and are indicative of the uniqueness of each item. Each scarf should be treated as you would treat any fine fabric. It can be gently washed or dry-cleaned.
Contact me if you would like to purchase one (or more!) They make gorgeous Christmas gifts, and you'll want to keep at least one for yourself!