Senior Focus: Sarah Ross

Hello, my name is Sarah Ross and I am currently a double major in Fibers and Art History. My past work as a student artist has been largely influenced and based on what I am learing in my classes of that semester. Through the different processes I have found a love for surface design and weaving with hand dyed materials. In my junior year I found that I like patterning and sewing garments that I designed. By not weaving for a year I also discovered how much I had been affected by that process of construction. Currently as a senior I am focusing on simplifying my ideas to produce a product line of hand dyed and woven fabrics that potently could be made in to functional items like garments, scarves or bags, ect. 
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                                            hand mad temari on hand-knotted cube
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Hand-made temari (japanese hand toy)Image
for inspiration i look at my favorite books and movies as well as researching things that interest me in the library. I also look through new books and magazines as well as going outside and taking things from nature. One of my favorite inspirations as broad as it sounds is color.
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                                                             knitted scarvesImage
my ideal profession is to someday own and manage my own business and sell my hand-made products. this is the goal i am working towards.
this year i plan to experiment with color manipulation through woven structures and patterns in the form of woven fabrics.
Imageabove: woven color manipulation through plain-weave
below: hand dyed quilt top (in-progress shot)
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