Natural Indigo Dye

This page shows various textile work and pigment making processes mainly with natural indigo and some other dye plants between 2016 and present.


Site-specific natural-dyed fiber installation in the greenhouse. 2022
Oak spring Garden Foundation, VA

An Indigo Dyer

A portrait of a Korean female indigo dyer, 2020
12"x16", Gold pigment on natural indigo-dyed linen, stretched on wood panel
A private commissioned work

Time, Space & Blues

Blueprint Series

These 6 images of the first blueprint edition of Time, Space & Blues convey 8 months of a planting process with an annual plant, Japanese indigo (Polygonum tinctorium) from seeds to collecting seeds. Those plants were planting in my tiny backyard in Brooklyn from April to August, harvested in between August through September, and seeds were collected in late october in 2018.

Photo by Megan Elyse