Nan Drye

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Gender FEMALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Artist and craftsperson
Location Spokane, WA, United States
Introduction I work with plants and plant dyes on natural fibers to make beautiful, useful things. I am fascinated with the colors achieved from many humble weeds we overlook every day and the rather magical processes used to get them to give up their secrets. I have always been a bit obsessed with the passage of time, and this art form fits right in. The time of year and the stage of growth of a plant can affect what color it will give. The process itself can not be rushed-open the bundle too soon and it is ruined. This work teaches me mindfulness, presence and patience.
Interests art, music, gardening, books, movies
Favorite Music Susan Tedeschi, Joan Osborne, Alana Davis, Pink, Melissa Etheridge, Jewel, Adele, The Beatles, Elton John, the Rolling Stones, One Republic
Favorite Books Eco Color, The Man who Quit Money, Wild, Art and Fear