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.