Honolulu Museum of Art, Abstractions, 2017
L: Edo, 1996, 12"x h 11"w, woven, discharged, painted, collection of Honolulu Museum of Art, in memory of Jay Jensen.
R: Ancestor 2, 1998, 18"h x 12`'w, tapa, woven, discharged, collection of Honolulu Museum of Art, in memory of Jay Jensen.
DuBois weaves a temporary weft fabric in black mercerized cotton thread and creates images on one or both of its sides by either clamp-resist dyeing or stencil printing with dischage chemicals…”When the images first appear in the temporary fabrics, they are surprising — so many variations from so few basic clamped shapes. They suggest a range of themes, which then influence the reweaving.” After thoroughly rinsing and drying the temporary cloth, she unravels the resist-dyed weft yarn from it. Using the patterned yarn as a supplementary weft, she weaves a cloth with strips of bark cloth, paper, silk noil, or bast fibers. In the re-weaving process, the original images are transformed in unexpected ways.
— Yoshiko Wada, Memory on Cloth: Shibori Now, Kodansha, 2002.