Recently, I have branded my art business, which includes having a professional logo designed, one which reflects who I am as an artist. My art is intrinsically connected to who I am as a person.
As an artist, I have explored various mediums for many years and eventually, the medium or discovery evolves into a new approach. Throughout my art career, beginning from my art school days, I have made the shift through various art techniques. I have spent years learning about a particular technique and gleaning whatever I could, until a natural progression to something else occurred.
What I am working on and exploring now is fabric dyeing and resist techniques. This is something I’ve come back to after many years. It also relates to some of my other inquiries such as print making.
Thus, my logo design, which took much back and forth communication, with my graphic designer, is very personal.
The centre of it looks like a bloom, which represents shibori resist technique. The navy colour of this bloom is indigo, which is most often associated with shibori dyeing. However, my discoveries are embracing a large spectrum of natural dyes and resist techniques.
Surrounding this shibori bloom is an interlocking graphic representing a snake. In Latvian mythology, this snake symbol is called “Zalktis”.
The choice of blue and green as my main colours is due to my love for water and nature, representing where I live, on Georgian Bay.
All textile design products and fine art items are original, with only one made, by this artist Dismiss