Discover a tactile environment filled with rich colors as textile artist Lisa Covert brings her distinct style to Texas Discovery Gardens.Curated by Brenda McKinney. The show is in the Discovery Gallery through August 27.
For the Water Works series of hand-dyed paintings, Covert explores a multi-step process of combining ice and indigo dying with shibori techniques. Shibori is a method of manipulating cloth to resist dye that started in Japan in the 8th century.
“Shibori is contemplative,” Covert says. “Using repetition in its techniques builds intricacies and textures. Binding, stitching, folding, twisting, pleating, pressing, wrapping, and coiling are all shibori techniques that result in different patterns. These techniques can be combined to achieve unlimited textures and patterns. The American version, tie dye, uses some of these techniques.”
About the Artist
Covert is a fiber artist, dyer and bookbinder in Dallas, Texas.
Her work ranges from fiber paintings to installations to handmade books to sculptures. She is currently making paintings and three-dimensional art using shibori techniques in mixed media, encompassing wet and dry felting; various dyeing techniques; found objects from nature; and strokes and textures made from a variety of fibers.
Her work is in private collections and has been included in juried shows hosted by the Craft Guild of Dallas, Dallas Area Fiber Artists, and other area venues.
She served on the board of the Craft Guild of Dallas and as president of from 2013 through 2014. She is currently serving on the board of the Dallas Area Fiber Artists.