TINCTORIUM: BILL MORTON
Stride Main Space
Main Level. 1004 Macleod Trail SE
September 7 – October 19, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012 at 8PM
Artist in Atendance
Saturday, September 15 at 2PM
I cut stencils in mulberry paper and extract dyes from plant materials to produce dyed cloth. A wax resist is applied before brushing plant dyes onto silk fabric in a rich and subtle palette. Motifs and patterns are built up with many layers of dye and wax. My process is open-ended, offering limitless opportunities for exploration of colour and pattern. Each piece reflects a particular state of mind. The techniques I use take time and patience and require focus as unanticipated variations can occur when material, colour, and process coalesce into something new.
Bill Morton is a Calgary-based artist and teacher. His work is collected and shown in the United States, Japan, China and Canada. A graduate of the Alberta College of Art (1967), he studied in Japan from 1969 to 1983 including ten years apprenticing with a Master Dyer.
The Stride Art Gallery Association
1004 MacLeod Trail SE
Calgary AB T2G 2M7
403 262 8507
Stride is open to the public from 11 AM - 5 PM, Tuesday – Saturday.
Admission is free and all are welcome.