Patricia Black
Patricia Black, once described as a “Poet of Cloth,” has worked in a range of artistic outlets: from designing theatre costumes to teaching dimensional textiles. Restricted initially by commerical textiles, her creativity has been both liberated and guided by the highly individual exponents of the shibori process. She counts as her tutors Inga Hunter, Helene Soubeyran and D’Arcie Beytebiere. Patricia’s practice has been further enriched by teachings of Japanese masters Junichi Arai, Hiroyuko Shindo, Kaei Hayakawa, and Yoshiko I. Wada. A standout from early on, Patricia was honoured with an invitation to transform a traditional kimono for exhibition for the very first ISS Symposium (1992). Patricia currently lives and works in Italy, where she pursued studies in silk upon receiving an Australia Council residency. Patricia’s philosophy is expressed further in Yoshiko I. Wada’s book, “Memory on Cloth”.
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