SHARING A VISION: The Creative Partnership of Mike Kane and Steve Sells

Fricke, Michele
October 1997
Surface Design Journal;Fall97, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p16
Trade Publication
The article discusses the work and partnership of textile artists Mike Kane and Steve Sells. According to the article, Kane and Sells have developed a business based on their work using various materials and techniques including, silk, silk/rayon velvet devoré, resist dying including shibori, rewrapping and dyeing, discharge, graduated dyeing, and board clamping. They began using the kimono form and then branched out into jackets, blouses, dresses, and coats. The article states that Sells and Kane are true collaborators. Sells thinks and designs in a more linear fashion, while Kane has a more organic sensibility.


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