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I am using natural dyes and colours from plants in an extended and experimental form to understand communications between human, plants and animals. I blur the boundaries between art, science and philosophy, creating biochemical natural colour processes. Interdisciplinary art projects highlighting the environmental sensitivities, water quality and sustainability.

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Jeanette Schäring | The sky is not blue
Jeanette C. Schäring Environmental transdisciplinary artist blurring the boundaries between art, craft, science and philosophy. I utilise natural materials, colours from nature, water and plant communication to highlight social and environmental sensitivities.
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The sky is not blue

In this work ‘The sky is not Blue’ I have used a bio-vat, an organic process that uses natural woad, microorganisms and antioxidants from plants that create reduction by fermentation.

 

I work in close relationship with the material, sensitively experimenting and exploring. Using time-consuming and dynamic natural dye colour processes; the importance of each step can influence the final result – the process. Complex sequences give natural colour their extraordinary wealth and changing subtle nuances. My holistic interest in nature and human ecology works in parallel with how I create colour from the seed and soil to my own expression. I think it’s very interesting when the natural material/fibre and the biological colour force transforms into a unified physical form. It is an on-going dialogue, where location, flora, water, people, time, light and sound are part of my work.

 

Installation at Gustavianum Museum Uppsala 2013 and Hemslöjden på Liljevalchs 2012 and Almbrems Stockholm 2016

 

Material: Wool and linen dyed with natural woad in slow process of a bio-vat, an organic process that uses natural woad, microorganisms and antioxidants from plants that create reduction by fermentation to create the blue colour