Traci Paden

Traci Paden

Hand Painted and Dyed Silk Art Wearables

From the day I discovered silk and painting on silk with dye, I felt I had
found magic. I thought about it all the time, it invaded my dreams each
night. I became so passionate about painting on silk that I made it my
career. That discovery is over 20 years old and the full time career
that followed began in 2001.
I create contemporary hand painted and dyed Silk Art wearables. My
art is a fusion of luxurious silk, vibrant color, and artistic expression.
I employ several dye and resist techniques. The primary resist method
is created by drawing on stretched silk with resist, and then painting in
the areas separated by the resist. Other methods include batik and
shibori. Together these methods combined with artistic expression
create a body of work which is fun-loving, bold, and expressive.
Inspiration comes from nature, music, and the positive energy that
surrounds us every day.
I create all aspects of my work from the fabric design and execution
to clothing design and finally sewing each piece of one-of-a-kind
wearable art.
I currently live and work on Wolftever lake outside of Chattanooga,
TN in a house that my husband and I designed and built. I hold a
Master of Fine Arts in Design. The work is ever changing and
growing. It is to be enjoyed!

 

Traci Paden’s Work

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