2013. Rozome (Japanese wax resist silk painting). Damask silk, natural dyes, mordants.
Boreal caribou are solitary and elusive creatures. In all my years of working in the boreal forest, I have only seen two: one emerging like a ghost from the mist, and another who walked a half circle around us, as curious about us as we were about it. We, however, made noise whenever we moved (those darn nylon and Gore-Tex jackets). The caribou walked silently through the willows and Labrador tea.
This jacket shows tamarack and black spruce on the outside: the caribou are hidden on the inside.
Photos: Dana Bush