In your dreams, Anne Leon

Anne Leon

Artist Statement

I am a South African born Australian, and I have been a passionate textile artist for over thirty years, utilizing many techniques, including silkscreen and Block-printing, painting, Batik, Shibori and dyeing.

The versatility and diversity of my work has earned me numerous large commissions, from Interior Designers, Architects, Couturiers, within Australia and Internationally.

Most recently, my work draws on the unique beauty of nature, using a combination of innovative plant-dyeing techniques and water-based screen-printing.

The need to implement ecologically sustainable practices, and maintain integrity in my work, has been the catalyst for my focus: to create Artwork, clothing and homewares that embody these principles.

The plant-dyeing is particularly fascinating, as the nuances of mark-making are unpredictable and individual, as each leaf imprints onto cloth, with a kind of botanical alchemy: each piece is a unique work of art, signed by Nature.

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