This ain't your momma's kimono...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Now this is Wearable Art...

Last year, the San Diego Museum of Art did an exhibit on the work of Itchiku Kubota:  Kimono as Art.

Who the heck is Itchiku Kubota?

I was stunned to find out.

His work is incredible!!  I walked into the museum and was stunned.  Flat. Out. Stunned.

Using stitch-resist, ink drawing, embroidery, metallic leaf, and hand dying, this man has created a life's work of kimono art that is inspiring and stunning.  Here's an article from How Magazine that describes his work.

Here is another blog about his stuff.

I think I need to just step out of the way and let you all see his work.  Stunning.  I'm inspired and awestruck.








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