Expiriments in Textile Arts  

Marbled Papers

For me, marbling is a conversation between order and chaos, control and spontaneity. Order is not imposed on chaos nor is control meant to suppress spontaneity. There is a conversation between the ‘given’, the way the color moves and expands on the size, and ‘manipulation’ of the color with my tools. It is never the same twice.

I use the traditional patterns, dating from the 12th century up to the present, as a base for studying the linear possibilities and for color studies. These patterns form a base from which more spontaneous designs can emerge.

Some of my Marbled scarves and books are available now on Etsy:

My work can be seen at the following locations and sites:

  • Artist Association of Nantucket, 19 Washington St., Nantucket - Framed Pieces, hand-painted scarves & shaped silk
  • Parchment, 11 Washington St., Nantucket - Marbled Notecards and Hand Bound notebooks with Marbled Covers
  • Nantucket Bookworks, 25 Broad Street, Nantucket - hand painted scarves, Hand Bound Journals. a wonderful and eclectic bookstore, locally owned.
  • Etsy.com - an online shop for artisans
  • At my studio, 1 Skyline Drive, Nantucket - please call for an appointment or to be sure I am there!
1 Skyline Drive • Nantucket, MA 02554 • 508-332-2553 • miki.lovett@gmail.com