Carmen Grier

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Rise
37" x 33"
Available
Rise
37" x 33"
Available
Prelude
30.5 x 25.5"
SOLD
Prelude
30.5 x 25.5"
SOLD
Untold Story I
15" x 15"
Available
Untold Story I
15" x 15"
Available
Untold Story II
15" x 15"
Available
Untold Story II
15" x 15"
Available
Take Root
15" x 24.5"
Available
Take Root
15" x 24.5"
Available
Connemara Memory
24" x 25.5"
Available
Connemara Memory
24" x 25.5"
Available
The Power of Blue
30" x 14"
Available
The Power of Blue
30" x 14"
Available
Roman Stripes Indigo
24" x 36"
SOLD
Roman Stripes Indigo
24" x 36"
SOLD
Fields
24.5" x 25.25"
Available
Fields
24.5" x 25.25"
Available
Seeking Light
16.75" x 27.75"
NA
Seeking Light
16.75" x 27.75"
NA
Conversation in Red
16" x 26.5"
NA
Conversation in Red
16" x 26.5"
NA

A Walk Along The Famine Road
28.5" x 16.5"
SOLD
A Walk Along The Famine Road
28.5" x 16.5"
SOLD
Stacked Field Rock
26" x 17"
SOLD
Stacked Field Rock
26" x 17"
SOLD
Still Center
30.5" x 20.75"
SOLD
Still Center
30.5" x 20.75"
SOLD
The Space In-Between
31.25" x 19"
SOLD
The Space In-Between
31.25" x 19"
SOLD
Blasket Island Dusk
29.75" x 20.5"
SOLD
Blasket Island Dusk
29.75" x 20.5"
SOLD
Ceremony
27" x 30"
SOLD
Ceremony
27" x 30"
SOLD
Walking Meditation I
42" x 24"
SOLD
Walking Meditation I
42" x 24"
SOLD
Walking Meditation II
38" x 22"
SOLD
Walking Meditation II
38" x 22"
SOLD

Natural Dye Artwork



As a growing artist, my work is always changing.


My former work concentrated on using natural dyes. Working with natural dyes was a decision to be more ecological in my dyeing practice. I used prepared extracts and also grew plant materials, which I processed into dye.

I often employed the careful practice of stitch resist to create line and shape. This stitching process allowed me the stillness to meditate on the metaphorical aspects of the work. By manipulating fabric with natural dyes, shibori, screen-printing, drawing and piecing, I collaborated with the cloth to create one–of-a-kind contemporary textiles.


In May 2014, I was privileged to live and work in a pre-famine stone cottage for two weeks in a remote, secluded artist residency on the west coast of Ireland. Detached from the usual world of telephone and internet, I soaked myself in this exceptional, rugged natural environment of Cill Rialaig, recording my response to it with watercolor.  Much of this work was deeply influenced by that experience.


Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing pieces that are still available from this body of work at carmenfgrier@gmail.com.




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