Studio Narcisse Noir

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  • About This Artist

    I have always been involved in the arts, although not always as a fiber artist. My early training was in classical piano and dance. From these endeavors my love for the arts has evolved into a desire to create beautiful visual images and wearables for others to enjoy.

    I am a member of the Potomac Fiber Artists Guild and a juried me mber of the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery in the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA. In addition I have participated in several gallery shows including Dimensions in Fredericksberg, VA, Artists and Makers in Rockville, MD, Gallery 311 in the Torpedo Factory, Mosaic Gallery in VA, and the Minnesota Textile Center Gallery in Minneapolis, MN. In the past several years I have participated in several juried fine craft shows, most recently Arena Stage in Washington, DC with the Ladysmiths, the American Craft Council in Baltimore, and the Boston Craft Council.

  • Q&A With This Artist

    A: My wearable art can be a combination of hand dyed silk, silk roving, wool roving, man-made fibers, ribbons, and laces. I hand dye my fabrics and wool roving, then may eco-print using leaves and flower petals, embellish with oil paint sticks, Swarovski crystals, silk fusion paper, laces, and threads.

    A: I am always excited to see the results of my work since no two pieces are ever alike.

    I create one of a kind items of wearable art. I love the lush feel of silk when combined with wool and the lustrous colors that can be acheived from dyeing and over-dyeing these fabrics. Some of my work starts out with a definite purpose in mind, such as a lacy evening wrap or warm winter cowl. At other times, it is simply the "what could I do with this item?" and "what if"? Many times my "what if" pieces hang on my design board until an inspiration strikes. I love creating in the sphere of no "mistakes" and no "rights or wrongs", simply what inspires.

    A: I draw inspiration from music, nature, the ocean, the seasons, words and interactions with fellow artists. A simple melody or word can transform into a line of color; the ever-changing blues and greens of the ocean come into a background for a swirling design and the seasons for studies and color.



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