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Village Zendo ArtsA new group for sangha artists
Sensei Joshin O'Hara
Jaime Denko ApraezPaintings
Ross BlecknerPaintings
David Van BuskirkTextiles
Jean Yugetsu CarlomustoVideo
Sam ClaytonPaintings
Marc-Antoine DupontPhotograms
Matthew Daian FassMusic
GirlymanMusic
Rodney Musho GreenblatPainting
Liam Oshin JenningsSculpture
Nina Shuka KlippelPoems
Genine Koun LentinePublic Displays of Attention
Jeremy Tokuyu ManasiaMusic
Joshua Mitsunen MosesPoems
Steve Junryu ReedPoem and Photography
Aaron Ryuko ShraggeMusic
Sybil Myoshin TaylorHaiku
Julie Myoko TerestmanCeramics
Tim TuckerPoem and Photography

My fabrics are relatively simple in design. They are mostly about the materials. I studied textile design in Sweden, and my approach to this collection was very Scandinavian. I use simple structures and let the materials dictate the design and structure of the fabric. My fabrics are a confluence of structure and materials.

I use all types of materials, natural, man made, even plastic tubing. The 4th photo is of a fabric called Gulf Stream. It is a blend of plastic tubing, mohair, cotton and a yarn made with spun rice paper. It is one of my proudest achievements.

I suppose the exploration of structure letting the materials speak for themselves is pretty Zen-like in principle. Though I guess using ostrich feathers could hardly be considered doing no harm...

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