Laura Goldstein has created what I'm dubbing a silk scarf 'places' series. She gets inspiration from her travels - anywhere from Milwaukee to Paris - to make these lovely reversible scarves that feature screen prints and text that she collects along the way.
The location featured above is one of my favorites: Nantucket Sound. It's called, "Swimming Nantucket Sound in Lettuce/Fog." The playful mix of images makes me think of cooling off or having a salad in the summer heat.
Here's how she does it. Laura puts the silk through repeated dye baths to get the colors just right. After the dyeing is complete, she adds layers of imagery by screenprinting. Laura often includes vintage handwritten text in these layers.
Laura creates the screens with transparencies converted from paper prints done at the copy shop. She prefers using old-fashioned copied images rather than digital scans of images to get a more painterly look.
These are versatile pieces, with different patterns and colors on the front and back. They could be worn or hung on the wall to showcase. Either way, this is fun wearable art.
I really like the idea of handmade work that calls to mind a specific place. You can see more at the Artful Home.