And,…. here we go!
New work for Baltimore.
That’s right, American Craft Council’s Baltimore show, this February, 20-22, 2015.
A jacket, in process, from remainder pieces.
And from this coat:
It’s “Mottainai”, Japanese for “Waste Nothing”.
From the Buddhist term “Mottai”, which means that the essence of all things, living and nonliving, are linked. That nothing lives in isolation. “Nai” is a negation, so “Mottainai” translates as a disrespect and sadness when anything is wasted.
Which is so easy with my beautiful kimono silks, I cannot bear to throw even the smallest pieces away.