Renata Britez

ARTIST PROFILE

Renata Britez is a textile artist originally from Brazil and based in Fredericton, who graduated from the textile program at NBCCD. Her interest in traditional printing methods and surface design led her to follow the path of textile design. Her goal is to explore traditional textile techniques using natural dyes and fibres.

ARTIST STATEMENT

“MARKED” is a collection of items that represent the challenging relationship between Human kind and Nature through mark-making. This piece was created using a topographic map of the Fundy region as inspiration for the stitching as well as residual materials gathered from the forest floor and surrounding area.

"PERSEPHONE AND THE ENDLESS CYCLE" Persephone represents a correlation between the 4 seasons, nature's life cycle and women’s cyclic transformation. The dress is made of noble natural materials (silk and wool) and naturally dyed with Brazil wood. This felted piece represents our inner goddess and colour gradation represents the season’s and woman’s cycle.

"CONQUEST ON THE WHITE HORSE" Inspired by the character “White rider” or the “Conquest on the white horse” in biblical book of Revelation that went out conquering and to conquer.

"WAR ON THE RED HORSE" Inspired by the character “War on the red horse” in biblical book of Revelation. This horseman it was granted to take peace from Earth.

"FAMINE ON THE BLACK HORSE" Inspired by the character “Famine on the black horse” in the biblical book of Revelation. This horseman would bring the end of food abundance to the Earth.

"DEATH ON THE PALE HORSE" Inspired by the character “Death on the pale horse” in the biblical book of Revelation. This horseman would bring massive death to the Earth by sword, famine, pestilence and wild beasts.

"NATURALIS SERIES - ECOPRINTED SCARVES" 11 x 60 in. 100%vSilk scarf ecoprinted and naturally dyed with leaves using eco-printing techniques. Ecoprint is contact printing techniques where pigments from leaves are transferred to the cloth using heat and natural fixatives.

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