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Hiroyuki Shindo

26hs INDIGO BOX WITH YELLOW BALL Hiroyuki Shindo linen, handspun and handwoven, indigo 9" x 9" x 9", 2002

Country: Japan

visited in 2008

Workshop: Textiles

Hiroyuki Shindo (Japan) visited ANU, School of Art, Textiles in 1995 and held a solo exhibition of his work in the Foyer Gallery of the school. In 2008 students from the Textiles Workshop at ANU visited Mr Shindo’s workshop and learned Indigo dying with him

Artist’s Statement: “I have developed my own system for indigo dyeing, which utilizes wide flat troughs in which I lay small stones. As I pour the dye into the trough, I watch carefully as the indigo is drawn slowly into the fabric. The resulting gradations of hues of blue – from nearly invisible shadows to areas of nearly black – are a happy combination of natural process and my own invention.’

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