Olivia Jhingran was born and raised in Austria. Over the last 30 years, however, she has made strong ties to India and, in particular, Indian fabric design. She loves working with silk and colours, having started with making quilts from vintage saris. She has since moved to creating various styles of innovative fabric art.
As a fabric artist she collects silk saris and silk ties and cuts them into different shapes before sewing them together to create a patchwork piece. She also does freestyle quilting with unique patterns and themes inspired by the ever-changing interplay of colours she admires in Indian fabrics.
In this collection, she has used leaves cut out from a vintage sari inherited from her mother-in-law as a leading motif; hence the title of this exhibition being called "Leafy".
The paintings are now showing until February 20 at the Neilson Hays Library Rotunda Gallery and the Garden Gallery.
Neilson Hays Library, 195 Surawong Rd, Bangkok.
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