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May 14, 2004 - Image 38

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2004-05-14

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The Silk Road

Artist Ellen Firestone uses Japanese techniques
to create textile art.

creeping and merging of colors onto
silk.
I chose the title "Transformation"
Special to the Jewish News
because creating textile art transforms
materials and the process has trans-
lien Firestone rarely titles
formed my life."
her textile
Firestone, 50 and
designs
single,
does not like to
made for
think of her works as
wall display. She
wall hangings. She
doesn't want people
prefers to term them
to approach the
paintings.
abstract images with
The artist has cho-
preconceived ideas.
sen neutral colors for
Viewers will get a
her latest pieces,
chance to experience
working with shibori
her approach May
methods on silk
15-June 26 when she
organza and Gunma
shows 15 of her
silk, which can take
mostly untitled works
on permanent tex-
at the District Arts
tures. The sheerness
Gallery in
of the textiles allows
Birmingham. The
for layering of
artist, who has titled
designs, each
the exhibit
mounted on a top-
"Transformation,"
fitting Lucite bar
will be available to
that slides into wall
discuss her style at an
brackets.
opening reception
"I like the effect
scheduled 4-7 p.m.
of the fluidity of
Saturday, May 15.
the fabric,"
The fabrics con-
Ellen Firestone: Shibori on silk
Firestone
says. "If
trast with the works
chiffon.
there's a breeze, it
of Mary Gillis,
moves."
whose paintings on
Firestone, always
aluminum, "The
interested
in art,
Great Lakes Series,"
began serious stud-
will be shown at
ies in the 1990s,
the same time.
when she enrolled at
'All of my
the College for
designs were creat-
Creative Studies in
ed using a Japanese
Detroit. As she pro-
dying technique
ceeded to earn her
known as shibori,"
bachelor's degree in
Firestone explains.
2001, her focus
"It's a way of
became fabric,
removing and
encouraged after she
adding color that
saw a show and
allows me to have
attended a work-
control of what is
shop
about textile
done. Traditionally,
artistry.
the technique was
Growing up in
used to color cot-
Birmingham,
tons for kimonos.
Firestone went on
"Instead of cot-
to attend a private
ton, I only work
high school in
with silk because I
California and took
love the tactile
general classes at the
quality of the fiber.
University of
The essence of my
Mokume ("Wood Pattern")
Arizona and
work is the blending,

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