Leigh Herndon
Specialty Painting, Fiber, Fashion

Leigh Herndon

 Artist Bio

Painting; Fashion; Fiber.

Painting

Leigh Herndon dyes silk to create nature-inspired wax-resist batik paintings and wearable art in the Japanese process called rozome.

Fashion

Leigh Herndon creates unique wearable art, hand-dyeing batik, and shibori silk kimonos and scarves. Her LeighArtWear™ brand collaborates with two fashion houses to transform her vivid batik paintings into high-resolution printed fabrics using dye sublimation. These designs are then tailored to selected fashions. Committed to sustainability, each piece is made-to-order to reduce textile waste and minimize the environmental impact.

Fiber

Leigh Herndon dyes silk to create nature-inspired wax-resist batik paintings and wearable art in the Japanese process called rozome.

Artist Statement

"I am inspired by the fragile and beautiful Everglades and endeavor to communicate the feelings they evoke. It is important that this unique environment is preserved. I find that the fluidity of brushed dyes and the unique textures achieved with hot wax are perfect for expressing nature’s beauty and mystique with the forever fascinating layers of dyes on silk, never to be fully explored."

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