Emily DuBois ART
Edo, 1996, 12"x h 11"w, 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.
Ancestor 2, 1998, 18"h x 12`'w, Honolulu Museum
of Art, in memory of Jay Jensen.