ABOUT

永井ゆずり | Yuzuri Nagai

染め人| Botanical Dyer

東京都町田市在住。

2019年より草木染めを学ぶ。畑で染料やワタを種から育て、巡りゆく季節を肌で感じながら手仕事をしている。「衣とは」という問いを手がかりに、日本や世界の衣や植物繊維の歴史について学びながら、養蚕、座繰りや機織りを体験的に習得する旅の最中。自然から繊維を紡ぎ出し、色を引き出すことは、とてつもなく大きな世界の一端に触れていることだと、寄せては返す感動の波が制作の原点にある。

 深く静かで力強い藍の深みへと

 既知のものを手放し 歩を進める

 陽の光とたわむれる淡い青

 海の底のように深い青

 その狭間にある無数の青

 彼方の世界からこちらの世界へ色が手繰り寄せられる

​ その瞬間に立ち会えることのこの上ない幸い

Tokyo|Japan

Yuzuri has been studying natural plant dyeing since 2019. She works in sync with the cycle of nature as she grows dye plants and cotton from seeds to crop in her garden. Her curiosity about clothing led her to deepen her knowledge about natural fibers and textile as well as to learn the history of clothing and dyeing both in Japan and around the world. She has received training in silkworm farming, zaguri (a Japanese threading technique), and weaving, using her own hands to honor the long process of how fiber turns to thread, dyed with plants, then to cloth.

     Diving into the deeper blue

     Letting go of the familiar

     Falling forward in pursuit of the one who calls her to be

     Soft blue dancing with the sunlight

     Deep blue as enchanting as the ocean

     And all other blues in between

     She stands in awe, witnessing the very sacred moment

     When the colors of the world beyond flows into her hands