First exhibited: Maison et Objet, Paris, France 2010
linen panels, fermented vegetable indigo
This work is based on the 12 tones of indigo which a Malian indigo dyer must master in order to be considered a true artisan. It in an exploration of those 12 tones and the myriad possibilities that can be used to exploit the qualities of indigo and produce patterning. It also references the 12 tones of music which so many talented African-American jazz artists explored and exploited. It is a reflection on improvisation within a limited palette, which at the same time can produce unlimited results.