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Lou Garner

Garner Blue
Jackson, TN

Artist Statement

Garner Blue is a hankering for worn denim, a wash of the sea and marbled clouds, a mix of gravity and levity mirrored in a hue so deep it’s forever fixed in the folds. My patterns are based on a modern shibori method as well as a rice paste resist method — utilizing everything from river rocks & wooden blocks to cassette tapes & laser-cut forms to create patterns on natural fibers. I dye them in natural indigo yielding sublime shades that resemble the palest blue sky to the darkest blue tones of the sea.