Bio

Michael Kane Studio

Michael KaneSelf taught, I have a passion for fiber in an ever evolving textile studio for more than 25 years. I hand dye, discharge, airbrush a variety of pure silks using the ancient Japanese techniques of Shibori.

Each work is hand manipulated using pipes, board clamps and stitch resist methods. Often adding other techniques to achieve my goals. The constructions of finished pieces can be pieced, or layered and sewn with floating pieces in between or raw appliqued leaving edges that are unfinished. I use acid dyes which are quick and satisfying. I begin with black or white silks or other natural fibers. Often more than one process is used per panel creating visual depth.

I follow the sophisticated and often eluding laws of simplicity. I am inspired by the earth and by color and pattern. I choose to represent nature in many ways and to convey the relationships between man and his world”. … the patterns of wood’s grain…reeds at the rivers edge, or ripples on the surface of water” – images which are reflected in the organic patterns of Shibori.

My studio rests on a self sustaining Wildlife habitat.

 

Creativity takes courage…. Henri Matisse

 

National exhibits:

American Craft Council /Baltimore / San Francisco / Saint Paul / Atlanta Smithsonian Craft show
Philadelphia Museum Craft show
Washington Craft Show
West Palm Beach Fine Craft
Atelier Show New York
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“Fiber Art Invitational” Blue Spiral Gallery”
“1996 Niche Award Winner”