The Price of Ripeness
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Cameron Anne Mason came to fiber art through another passion, performance and installation art. She has since become an expert in a multitude of textile processes, from dyeing techniques to surface treatments and intricate stitching. Largely inspired by nature, Mason often utilizes nearby plants in her work, either in dyeing or as forms for printing processes. By using both endemic and invasive species, she juxtaposes native and non-native plants as metaphor. Her palette, also derived from nature, is a warm combination of earth tones and the greens of verdure. Often mistaken for paintings from afar, Mason’s textile sculptures are lushly detailed and attractively tactile.
Materials used in this piece are cotton, silks, wool yarn, non-woven interfacing, rayon and polyester threads on wood panel. Surface design techniques include free-motion embroidery, monotype, arashi shibori, low-water immersion dyeing.