About this piece:
Herbs is an artist’s book that explores my relationship with food, layered with my experiences as a fiber artist. As I create meals, I am often thinking about not just flavors and taste, but also the visual hues that the natural plant dyes that food and herbs create. The fabric in this book was dyed with the herbs that are the subject of the book and the handmade paper includes the dried herbs as inclusions. The color palette reflects the hues that are attained with these natural plant dyes. This book utilizes letterpress printing, screen printing, and watercolor techniques in the creation of the book form.
paper, thread, linen, acrylic ink, watercolor, davey board, adhesive
About the artist:
resides in Pocatello, Idaho, United States
Naomi S. Adams is an award winning contemporary textile artist. Her artwork been shown internationally, nationally, regionally, and locally in diverse venues ranging from galleries to public works installations. Naomi holds an M.F.A. in Studio Art Fibers from the University of North Texas. Naomi’s work was included in the Quilt National 2011, and received the “Most Innovative Use of the Medium Award.” In addition to her body of textile work, Naomi’s artist’s books have been featured internationally in juried shows. She is an Assistant Professor of Art and Fiber Media at Idaho State University.