One of the wonderful things about the past two years has been the many artists that I have met that work in various media. One of them, a very special woman, I had the privilege of meeting in August of this year as we both went to the Alternate ROOTS Annual Meeting.
Arianne King Comer is a visual artist who creates murals, quilts, paintings and wall hangings, using the deep violet-blue dye extracted from the indigo plant, once grown abundantly in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Now residing in Charleston, King Comer lived on St. Helena Island in Beaufort, SC, where she was director of the Ibile Indigo House at Penn Center. She received a BFA from Howard University, did graduate work at the Cranbrook Art Academy and studied indigo processing in Nigeria on a United Nations grant.
It is an honor to present her to all of you and I do hope that you not only enjoy her work online but also take any opportunity that presents itself to see her work "in person".