Jennie Maydew : capstone
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The artist's statement: All color in my work is derived from non-edible plants that I have harvested by hand. I am drawn to the slow and intimate process of searching, collecting, storing, and preparing as a contrast to the hurried, detached aspects of my life as a modern human. To form structure in my life, I tend to think in grids, lists, and numbers. The chemistry of natural dyes is a bridge between the rational, predictable structure of science and the intuitive, expressive nature of art. My work in natural dyes is a representation of how things can exist as both methodical and intuitive, ...