Last week we had such a powerful FEEDBACK FRIDAY on color and climate crisis with Madelaine Corbin. Madelaine is a multidisciplinary artist living in Detroit, Michigan. Her research-based practice moves fluidly between drawing, writing, sculpture, textiles and natural dyeing.
Watch the recording here.
“Through the lens of blue, this talk will consider the many origins of color to propose a few destinations. I will offer pieces of the research and experiments that inspired my artworks concerning the imminent loss of the color blue from our surrounding ecologies. This constellation of ideas will traverse the language of color, view artistic experiments with chromatically pH-sensitive organisms, and share my application of ideas into naturally dyed textile installations. My personal relationship with color will be woven throughout this conversation. It will lead us to a conclusion about new blues and hopeful objects emerging from my practice.”
Check out her website here.
Madelaine’s work centers around the climate crisis. Her naturally dyed works, drawings, and sculptures have been exhibited nationally and internationally. She is also the author of The Stuff of Everyday Magic, available now through the BLUE, The TATTER Textile Library in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been supported in the form of residencies at the Oak Spring Garden Foundation, the Bloedel Reserve Creative Residency in Research, and upcoming with the Prairie Ronde Artist Residency. Madelaine’s work has been recognized in the form of awards including and a fellowship to attend the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in 2019, Honorable Mention for the 2020 Dorothy Waxman International Textile Design Award, and Alternate Finalist status for a Fulbright Award in both 2020 and 2021.
If you are not familiar with FEEDBACK FRIDAY, every week, we speak with dyers, artists, scientists and scholars about our favorite topic, natural dyeing and color. Curated by Amy DuFault, Botanical Colors’ Sustainability Director and presented by Botanical Colors’ Founder Kathy Hattori.
We even have our own theme song thanks to musician Jimmie Snider!