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Mood Indigo

It was a gorgeous day today  — sunny and 70° — a perfect day to visit the Portland Japanese Garden. I met my friend Suzy there and we took in the beautiful indigo installation by a Japanese artist.

She uses a linen that is specially created for her. It is based on Japanese mosquito netting. Here is the back side of the Moonlit piece.

This is the most amazing installation:

Notice the subtle change in the design of each piece. Here is a straight on shot.

This piece is the width of the room and would have been used to screen off part of a garden for privacy when entertaining.

This is another subtle beauty.

There were smaller hangings, too.

This was the coolest, however, a little indigo tent.

Here are some photos of the gorgeous fall color in the garden and a view of Mt. Hood.

I hope to have all my photos on my Flickr site, soon.

11 Responses to “Mood Indigo”

  1. Kristin L says:

    Gorgeous — thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for visiting! We’re glad you enjoyed the exhibition and that the weather cooperated!

  3. reva says:

    Jerry and I went today. It was an incredible exhibit; I could’ve moved right into the pavilion, the way it looked and felt with those wonderful indigo pieces hanging. And the garden itself was at the peak of fall gloriosity.

  4. Pat says:

    Not related to your current post. I saw your SAQA exhibit piece today at the Houston Quilt Festival. It looks great and is next to Terry Grant’s piece. I love seeing what you post online but the real deal is so much better. Great piece.


  5. Judy says:

    MMMMMM: wonderful! Wouldn’t that tent be fun to have at home!!! Looks like you had a grand day with Suzy.


  6. margaret says:

    Her work was included in the Indigo exhibition in Brighton, England, a couple of years ago. It was wonderful to see the innovative and subtle ways indigo was used by various practitioners.

  7. Diane says:

    What a beautiful exhibit, and such gorgeous pieces. I’m glad you shared this! I’d like a tent like that at my house — maybe in the center of the lawn outside, or in the bedroom — a mini retreat. It looks so restful!

  8. suzy bates says:

    I enjoyed experiencing it again through your beautiful photos and comment. You captured it wonderfully!

  9. Vicki W says:

    What an amazing exhibit! I’d love to be able to see it.

  10. Fitzy says:

    I love the indigo tent, makes me want to take my shoes off and sit to have a tea ceremony.

    Her work is sensational, thanks for capturing.

  11. Jeannie says:

    Thanks so much for sharing the show. What amazing work! Enjoy the glorious weather!