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Photography: Sarah Kierstead l Model: Athenais Testi l Designer: Dee Wilkie

Photography: Sarah Kierstead l Model: Athenais Testi l Designer: Dee Wilkie

I have been admiring Sarah Kierstead's work for over a year now, so when we finally got connected I was beyond excited.  Sarah suggested we do a piece on the process behind dying my silks.  I absolutely loved this idea.  There is so much more to dying fabric than just a tie dye kit you pick up at Walmart.  

Sarah came over to my place and took some footage of me setting up and preparing the fabric to dye.  Then, on a Tuesday evening Sarah met me at my place to head to shoot in Saint John.  I was running late and Sarah patiently waited while I finished prepping the fabric for our shoot.  After that we drove off to Saint John and talked the entire ride there about art, our processes, and where we see ourselves in our art careers down the road.  

After driving down a twisty road for what seemed like an eternity, we finally met up with Athenais and her mom.  We drove up to a beautiful opening that had the most spectacular view of the ocean.

We shot for about an hour and traveled back to Moncton/Fredericton.  (Athenais and her mom to Moncton, Sarah and I to Fredericton.)  Above is the result of an August night in Saint John, and a late afternoon in my studio.  So much love and respect for all three of these ladies.  Athenais and her mom have been with me since my very first silk fashion photoshoot, and as I mentioned above, Sarah's work is some that I greatly admire.

"I want to travel the world and breath the air of new places."

D.W.