Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Featured Artist: Nicole Castelli

During the eight weeks of 'simply irRESISTible' we'll focus on individual artists here on our blog. Every week, three artists will be featured. Today, we're pleased to introduce to you: Nicole Castelli from Chestertown, MD.

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About the Piece: The piece for this show is batik on cotton, inspired by the leaf shapes of the kale plant. Removing the realist color scheme seen in nature and using a free-hand in applying the wax allowed for creative license into color theory and layering dyes.

Artist Statement/Biography: Nicole Castelli is a recent graduate of Cornell University (’10), with a degree in Fiber Science & Apparel Design. She has always loved anything and everything involving color, design, shapes, textiles, textures… you name it. Through coursework in college as well as individual pursuits, she has developed a deep love for colors and prints, in both clothing and textile design. Since graduation, Nicole has been looking for apparel/textile/graphic design work, both free-lance and full-time, in the greater Philadelphia area. A course in surface design of textiles expanded her knowledge of and introduced her to many techniques, including shibori, block and screen printing, silk painting, batik, and embroidery.

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