Each image is infused with loving notions of what it means for someone who thirsts to be quenched.
We are quenched not only by water. We are quenched by beauty.
We are quenched by being held. We are quenched by being seen ....
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The idea for this series of scarves, came from a desire to take beautiful images, captured in photographs, and create something that wasn't simply a still image to be hung on a wall, but something beautiful that could be carried, worn into the world ....
These particular images were chosen because I was looking for images that worked both to be hung in a way that was maybe different than a framed photograph, hung to catch movement of air, but also, if worn, maintained the sense of what it was. I had previously printed a beautiful image on silk that did in fact, when hung, catch the movement of air and was quite striking. But if it were to be worn you would lose the image itself ....
And so the series Ikoi. Ikoi is a Japanese word that in a basic level means to quench ....
Each of the 4 also carries its own particular way of holding the notion of that quenching watery image ~ Refresh, Drift, Ripple, Float .... ....
These images are photographs taken of petals and leaves where they had fallen on water. I did not place those petals and leaves there, it was simply where they had fallen .... And in capturing in that way that which was ultimately a moment in, you could say a dying. And to acknowledge the beauty of that leaf or petal as it was captured and held by the water. A sense of Peace. A sense of even Compassion .... ....
Each image is infused with these loving notions of what it means for someone who thirsts to be quenched. We are quenched not only by water. We are quenched by beauty. We are quenched by being held. We are quenched by being seen .... This springs a kind of healing.
And so each scarf is infused with this healing energy .... And they can hang on the wall and you can see them. And you can wrap it around yourself and feel the beauty of the silk, the warmth of it, the airiness, the softness. And carry that image, carry that sense, carry that healing with you into the world, into your day .... ....
Ikoi. Quench. Beauty. This is what I was trying to create with this series ....
A limited number of scarves are available for purchase.
100% Silk Georgette. 65 x 16.5 inches [165 x 42 cm]
The pictured hanging is half the length of the full scarf (It's hung from the centre to create two layers)
I have not been able to source the pictured hanger. The hanger is not included. (If anyone has a tip on these, let me know.)
Each one is $185. Please message me to purchase.
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