Bay Fibers Studio
About The Artist
Eric Jackson • Leonardtown, MD
Fiber & Textiles • WHOLESALE AVAILABLE • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
I am a professional fiber artist exploring a connection to the water and wildlife of the Chesapeake Bay and Mid-Atlantic region. As an artist and avid outdoorsman, the majority of my work takes the form of wildlife illustrations, which are hand-crafted on cotton and linen fibers. My batik practice uses a blend of traditional and contemporary techniques and materials. The process is capped off using low immersion dye baths which are mixed from water samples I collect from Chesapeake rivers.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
My work is 100% immersion dyed batik on cotton and linen fiber. Each piece is executed through multiple iterations of a process which includes a layer of wax and an immersion dye bath. After many layers have been applied, the wax is removed from the piece, leaving the final image imbedded in the fibers of the artwork. Each piece is stretched, mounted and sealed on an ACM (aluminum) panel with a UV varnish.