Welcome to the ArtFabric Gallery by Elena Ulyanova. Batik, Silkpainting, etc.
I've always thought of cloth
as a live substance of certain features and peculiarities, suggesting its secrets
and stories to reveal.
I love to work with different surfaces, from heavyweight textiles to sheer lightweight gauze. For each texture I explore special approaches - wax resist and silkpainting, as well as some techniques that I developed myself, this would be my range.
Each time that I start a new piece, an exciting dialogue with the cloth happens, when it responds to my curiosity, telling me a story of its own. And this is the process I've always been intrigued by.
Sometimes work would last weeks,
sometimes years. The final result is all about how well I got the point in the
dialogue with the cloth, whether it is a beautiful fairy tale of lightweight
silk, or a fascinating story of heavy cotton or hemp. I work in my studio everyday
revealing the cloth's secrets, and still I feel how little I know of them.
Welcome to the collected works of my textile tales!
Clicking the buttons on the left will get you to different parts of my gallery.