Matcha green


Originally uploaded by SOFennell

Initially, when I started thinking about doing this month’s residency I considered dyeing the hachmaki, but thinking about the number (300), it seemed over the top. However, I know how important it is to leave something behind when doing a thing like this. So I wound up dyeing some square pieces for the kids to print the fish on in addition to their headwraps. I chose the green after seeing it was one of their school colors, but I thought of the arrival of spring, the various colors of water, our color symbol for the environment, and then again, the color of matcha – used in the tea ceremony. All of these things came to mind in bits and pieces and seemed to fit the various themes (under the guise of fish, of course) we’ll be looking at next week. I hope it works.


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