"Playing with color. It sounds like work for a child. I feel like a child sometimes working with fabric, drawing out designs and transferring them to fabric. One of my favorite things to do is the simple act of adding color to fabric. Taking a plain white piece of cotton and adding depth and patterns to the surface, knowing really that the type of dyes I use go deeper and attach and become a part of the fibers themselves." ~ Artist Sarah Merideth
Artist Sarah Merideth's driving force behind this art exhibition is to define and demonstrate through the artwork the techniques used to add and remove color on fabric. To show the give and take, the manipulation and resulting design is a wonderful journey. The term, transpose, means literally: to change the relative position, order, or sequence of; cause to change places; interchange. Merideth considers this in terms of color and design. This overall idea encapsulates her love of fabric and it's possibilities. She not only adds to the surface, but also reverses or removes color and design through different bleaching and discharging techniques. Sometimes the adding and subtracting happens in so many layered steps, she loses track of the journey.