(im)material beautymaster of fine arts thesis exhibition, March 1 to 12, 2005, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Nova Scotia College of Art + Design University, Halifax, Canada

  • banded
  • wind cloth
  • water cloth
  • creased + flashing
  • wind cloth + creased
  • wind cloth and flashing
  • orange pair
  • orange pair + banded
  • creased + flashing

Descriptive list of works in the exhibition

orange pair
Two panels of plain-woven wool, ikat-dyed with cochineal, madder root and marigold flowers. Cloth is supported on lightly curved bamboo rod and linen cord.

wind cloth
Plain-woven panel with variable warp spacing. Warp is linen singles dyed with pine cones. Weft is handspun hemp singles. Cloth is supported on lightly curved bamboo rod and linen cord.

creased
Small creased panel of plain-woven silk/stainless steel thread in white and black (synthetic dye). Cloth is supported on lightly curved bamboo rod and silk and stainless steel thread.

flashing
Leno-woven raw silk dyed with marigold flowers. Patterned areas created with chemical/steam degumming process. Cloth is supported on lightly curved bamboo rod and linen cord.

banded
Plain-woven, viscose-sized ramie with variable warp spacing. Weft dyed with lac. Cloth is supported on lightly curved bamboo rod and linen cord.

water cloth
Plain-woven length. Warp is reeled silk. Weft is linen ikat dyed with birch and spruce bark. Cloth is supported on lightly curved bamboo rod and linen cord.

The bench in the exhibition was made by Stefan Dumont from black walnut and maple.