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DIVERSAE INSECTORUM ALIGERORUM. HER DREAMS OF BOHEMIA ARE ALL OF BOHEMO.

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B O H E M O R P H O S I S


DIVERSAE INSECTORUM ALIGERORUM. HER DREAMS OF BOHEMIA ARE ALL OF BOHEMO.

Swatches inspired by a woman who sleeps and wakes in her wallpapered downtown-Chinatown boudoir with real dreams of morphing into a winged insect— She keeps-shut the withering silk curtains of her soft and sensuously-lit hive and wears her silk kimonos like cocoons and honey that drip. Her dreams of Bohemia are all-consumed by the works of Wenceslao Bohemo who in 1646 in Antwerp, Belgium, created the book: DIVERSÆ INSECTORUM ALIGERORUM (Diverse Winged Insects). I used a series of intricate techniques for these swatches, such as sugar-crystallization of fibers, appliqué of antique brocades, acid-dye painting, and heat-press bonding.