Lives and works in The Sea Ranch, CA
Chanee Vijay's abstract textile collages draw on her regard for local landforms, faults, cycles of growth and decay with materials, and techniques she gleaned across a decade of textile surface design and pillow production. Starting with her European hemp offcuts, Chanee plays with tonality, often over-dyeing and painting each piece to bring mood and enhanced character to the fabric. Her attentiveness to the interactions among forms reinforces the arrangement’s imperfect lines. The final composition is realized by pasting, then sculpting the hemp together to create movement and texture with raw exposed seams.