Gayle Crites

Realm

Realm

Work Details

Realm

2020

Natural earth oxide and dyes on Yanchama

47 X 47 inches Framed

Inventory ID: #16513

Natural dyes (including eucalyptus and cochineal) with natural earth oxide on Yanchama (Hand-pounded bark from the Amazon region of Iquitos, Peru)

Artwork only is 41 x 41 inches





    About Gayle Crites

    Artist Statement

    Bark comprises some of the world’s oldest cloth, and is still hand-pounded by indigenous women in locations ranging from the south Pacific through the Americas to Africa. I use varieties of this cultural art form from Tonga, American Samoa and Nicaragua as the “canvas” for my works in this show. Historic natural dyes of indigo blue from India and cochineal red from Mexico contribute more natural elements to these works, which connect ancient humankind to the burgeoning population of our modern world.

    Just as men have always relied upon trees for materials and oxygen, another connection between the ancients and modern society is our dependence upon, and challenges with, water. My most recent body of work reflects a theme of water and the concepts of flow, aquifer, drought, pollution and the tangled problems we face in using and preserving humanity’s lifeblood.

    All Works by Gayle Crites

    Realm

    Realm

    2020

    Natural earth oxide and dyes on Yanchama

    47 X 47 inches Framed

    Inventory ID: #16513

    Natural dyes (including eucalyptus and cochineal) with natural earth oxide on Yanchama (Hand-pounded bark from the Amazon region of Iquitos, Peru)

    Artwork only is 41 x 41 inches
    Luna

    Luna

    2019

    Tapa, ink, handmade paper, monotype

    60 X 40 inches Framed

    Inventory ID: #16235

    I Am Another of Yourself, 2020

    I Am Another of Yourself, 2020

    2016

    Handpoundedbark, handmade paper, Sumi ink

    50.5 X 35 inches Framed

    Inventory ID: #16492

    Deeply Human

    Deeply Human

    2018

    Brush and ink on hand-pounded bark (tapa)

    63 X 37 inches Framed

    Inventory ID: #16095

    Brush and ink drawing on hand-pounded bark (tapa) from Tonga and natural pigment from Mexico, Spain and Southwest USA. Artwork framed in maple with linen backing board, not shown.
    Passport

    Passport

    2009

    Brush and ink drawing, painting with silk dye

    85 X 26 inches Framed

    Inventory ID: #12572

    Brush and ink drawing, painting with silk dye, handmade tapa from Tonga, camelhair from Iraq and silk from Japan.
    Seen and Unseen Worlds

    Seen and Unseen Worlds

    2010

    Cochineal, ink on Mexican amate paper

    36 X 52 inches Framed

    Inventory ID: #16266