Abbey Finn's Profile

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I am a painter and mixed media artist, currently exploring the intersection between some of my favorite things: art, gardening, culinary ingredients, and being eco-friendly! I use a variety of natural materials to dye 100% silk scarves, creating fascinating patterns and unique color combinations. After selecting a medley of natural dye materials, including coffee, tea, spices, vegetable trimmings, flowers, berries and more, I let the scarves ferment for 1-2 weeks in glass canning jars. I love the process of unwrapping each scarf to find out what beauty awaits inside, all created with items ordinarily bound for the trash or decomposition. The latest development in this project for me has been transforming my scarves into necklaces, layering other fibers and blown glass beads. It has been enjoyable to take one product and push it into another dimension.

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  • Female
  • Born on June 9
  • Joined January 18, 2011

Favorite materials

silk, natural dyes, fibers, oil paints, collage, book arts, artist books, artist journals, printmaking, ceramics, pastels, watercolors, felt

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About

I am a painter and mixed media artist, currently exploring the intersection between some of my favorite things: art, gardening, culinary ingredients, and being eco-friendly! I use a variety of natural materials to dye 100% silk scarves, creating fascinating patterns and unique color combinations. After selecting a medley of natural dye materials, including coffee, tea, spices, vegetable trimmings, flowers, berries and more, I let the scarves ferment for 1-2 weeks in glass canning jars. I love the process of unwrapping each scarf to find out what beauty awaits inside, all created with items ordinarily bound for the trash or decomposition. The latest development in this project for me has been transforming my scarves into necklaces, layering other fibers and blown glass beads. It has been enjoyable to take one product and push it into another dimension.

I have a degree in Art and Graphic Communication from Carroll University as well as a degree in Culinary Management from Waukesha County Technical College. I earned my art education certification from Carroll University and currently teach art and reside in Wauwatosa, WI.

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