Looking Back At Looking Forward

Stabb, Jo Ann C.
July 1999
Surface Design Journal;Summer99, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p25
Trade Publication
The article features the creation of Katherine Westphal, an international fabric designer. Westphal's creation has never been limited to studio made for exhibition and are always transformed into daily life with no separation between life and art. Some of her textile designs are dated and illustrate a progression in image, technique, dye and materials in ideas about textile printing, materials and new technology. In addition, her curiosity, courage and sense of play led her to develop collages of heat-transfer dye papers.


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