Last spring, when Louise Eastman and I finished our Cochineal Collaboration, we started talking about working with indigo. Knowing nothing, it seemed the best place to start was to plant seeds so we could have the original source to work with. Over the summer, we each did our own experimenting with the elusive indigo vat while Russell tended the garden ensuring an indigo crop. That September, while we were conversing about printing the actual indigo plants, Louise texted me a photo of a marigold she had smashed onto fabric with a rock. That imprinted yellow glow became a note-to-self for the future.
This March, our Lumination exhibit has been supplanted by grow lights, flats of soil and seeds, cultivating marigolds for the next print and color investigation.