Saturday, February 5, 2011

Selected Disperse Dye ArtCloth Works

Artist: Marie-Therese Wisniowski

Preamble
Over the past decade or so, I have created a new signature technique named MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS). This technique employs disperse dyes and involves hand printing multiple resists and multiple overprinted layers, employing numerous color plates and plant materials. The completed works are rich in color, light, shade, contrast, movement, depth, and moreover, yield a three-dimensional quality to the finished printed artworks. For your convenience, I have listed the following posts on this blogspot that also features this technique using cloth as the medium.
When Rainforests Ruled
Wangi’s Djirang
Merge And Flow
Flames Unfurling
Sequestration of CO2


Introduction
This post follows on from the last two weeks of posts on disperse dyes where I uploaded examples of students works in the five-day, two-day and one-day workshops that I tutor both nationally and internationally with numerous textile groups, at textile forums and conferences.

This week I have uploaded some of my selected ArtCloth works using disperse dyes. My current work explores contemporary socio-political landscapes, which includes Post-Graffiti work - where I employ dyeing, discharge, stenciling, screen printing, digital imaging and other processes on natural fibres - and the natural environment - where I employ painting, resist, screen printing, digital imaging and transfer processes using disperse dyes on synthetic fibres.

Some of the selected ArtCloth works below feature my signature technique, which I developed and have termed, MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS). The technique employs disperse dyes and involves hand printing multiple resists and multiple overprinted layers employing numerous colour plates and plant materials.

The completed works are rich in colour, light, shade, contrast, movement and depth. The multiple layers also imbue a painterly aesthetic and textural, three-dimensional quality to the finished ArtCloth works.

Artist statements are provided with some of the artworks. I hope you enjoy viewing the selected works.


Title: Rainforest Glow.
Technique: MultiSperse Dye Sublimation technique on panne velvet.
Size: 42 (width) x 30 (length) cm.
Held: Artist Collection – not available for purchase.

Title: Global Warming - Surviving Remnants.
Technique: MultiSperse Dye Sublimation technique on satin.
Size: 20 (width) x 20 (length) cm.
Collected By: The Americas Biennial Exhibition & Archive Collection, University of Iowa, Iowa, USA.

Artist Statement:Blossoms Falling - Lotus Rising
Australian plants have a unique and sustainable life-death cycle in which remnants of past generations become the fertilizer to nurture new shoots of the next generations. The venerable Buddhist Master Hsing Yun has often reflected upon this life-death cycle. The fine ArtCloth print, “Blossoms Falling - Lotus Rising”, reflects upon the connectivity between the “fall” and the “rise” of so many processes in nature and moreover, of so many historical events within our civilisation.

Title: Blossoms Falling - Lotus Rising.
Technique: MultiSperse Dye Sublimation technique on satin.
Size: 76 (width) x 56 (length) cm.
Collected By: London Print Studio Collection, England.

Title: Blossoms Falling - Lotus Rising II.
Technique: MultiSperse Dye Sublimation technique on satin.
Size: 23 (width) x 13 (length) cm.
Collected By: Private Collector, Melbourne, Australia.

Title: Golden Glow.
Technique: MultiSperse Dye Sublimation technique on satin.
Size: 56 (width) x 76 (length) cm.
Collected By: Private Collector, Newcastle, Australia.

Title: Gondwana Memories (dyptich) (a).
Technique: MultiSperse Dye Sublimation technique on satin.
Size: 13 (width) x 23 (length) cm.
Held: Artist Collection – not available for purchase.

Title: Gondwana Memories (dyptich) (b).
Technique: MultiSperse Dye Sublimation technique on satin.
Size: 13 (width) x 23 (length) cm.
Held: Artist Collection – not available for purchase.

Title: Cultural Graffiti VI (detail view).
Technique: MultiSperse Dye Sublimation and the artist’s Matrix Formatting Silkscreen (MFS) technique employing disperse dyes and pigment on satin.
Size: 30 (width) x 200 (length) cm.
Collected By: Private Collector, Canberra, Australia.


Artist Statement:Sequestration of CO2
Carbon dioxide (CO2>) is a dense colorless gas. Its emission into the atmosphere via the burning of fossil fuels has become a major concern with respect to climate change. Consequently, around the world a new vision is taking root amongst the decision makers, namely, the need to balance opposing processes in order to ensure our ecosystem becomes a steady-state environment.

Carbon dioxide plays an essential part in two similar but opposite processes of considerable importance namely, respiration and photosynthesis. All plants on the Earth contribute to photosynthesis and the subsequent output of both stored chemical energy in the form of biomass and the significant by-product oxygen (O2). Photosynthesis is a daytime activity since it requires light to make it happen. Photosynthesis reaches its maximum CO2 consumption in mid-morning, which drops of progressively thereafter.

All plants on the Earth are involved in the respiration process; namely, they also use the stored energy and oxygen in metabolic activities associated with growth and reproduction. Respiration does not need light and so it is a day as well as a nighttime activity. However, nighttime plant respiration generally releases a maximum of CO2 into the atmosphere within a few hours of darkness, which drops progressively thereafter.

For an ecosystem to maintain itself the output of the photosynthesis must be at least equal to the respiratory demands of the system. The “Sequestration of CO2” explores the similar (but opposing in direction) diurnal patterns of photosynthesis and respiration in an Australian Ecosystem setting.

Title: Sequestration of CO2 - Diurnal pattern of photosynthesis in an Australian Ecosystem (full view).
Technique: MultiSpersed Dye Sublimation using delustered satin.
Size: 60(width) x 300(length) cm.
Held: Artist Collection – available for purchase as a dyptich only.

Title: Sequestration of CO2 - Diurnal pattern of respiration in an Australian Ecosystem (full view; see ArtCloth – Engaging New Visions Exhibition blogs).
Technique: MultiSpersed Dye Sublimation technique using delustered satin.
Size: 60(width) x 300(length) cm.
Held: Artist Collection – available for purchase as a dyptich only.

Diurnal pattern of photosynthesis in an Australian Ecosystem – detailed view.

Diurnal pattern of respiration in an Australian Ecosystem – detailed view.


Artist Statement: Four Australian Seasons – Bolt Series.
The ‘Bolt’ series is inspired by the four Australian seasons. The series highlights the ‘Liquid Sun’ (in the form of a bolt) felt in terms of colours that represent each of the Australian seasons (summer, autumn, winter and spring). The Australian landscape and its uniqueness is a constant source of inspiration and the Bolt Series aims to uniquely define the Australian continent. This work was hand painted and heat transferred using dye sublimation processes on satin.

Title: Summer Bolt (Four Australian Seasons – Bolt Series).
Technique: Hand painted and heat transferred using disperse dyes on satin.
Size: ca. 1.50 (width) x 2.00 (length) meters.
Held: Artist Collection – not available for purchase.

Title: Autumn Bolt (Four Australian Seasons – Bolt Series).
Technique: Hand painted and heat transferred using disperse dyes on satin.
Size: ca. 1.50 (width) x 2.00 (length) meters.
Held: Artist Collection – not available for purchase.

Title: Winter Bolt (Four Australian Seasons – Bolt Series).
Technique: Hand painted and heat transferred using disperse dyes on satin.
Size: ca. 1.50 (width) x 2.00 (length) meters.
Held: Artist Collection – not available for purchase.

Title: Spring Bolt (Four Australian Seasons – Bolt Series).
Technique: Hand painted and heat transferred using disperse dyes on satin.
Size: ca. 1.50 (width) x 2.00 (length) meters.

Held: Artist Collection – not available for purchase.

4 comments:

linda said...

Absolutely stunning work & I really enjoyed seeing the student pieces from your workshops too. Thanks for sharing it.

KMY said...

These are absolutely breathtaking.

Kim

Lisa Kerpoe said...

These are beautiful, Marie-Therese! Thanks for the photos. WIsh I could take the class.

gousley said...

Amazingly detailed--full of light. Thanks for sharing.