Textile, "Virtual Fruit", 2003
Technique: digital inkjet printed with acid dyes
Label: silk, digital inkjet printed with acid dyes.
Gift of Hitoshi Ujiie. 2006-10-1.
- Printed by Hitoshi Ujiie
What is this?
Length of digitally printed silk with layered pomegranate-like forms creating an abstract pattern of intersecting circles, in subtle shades of tan and taupe.
Why is this in our collection?
Virtual Fruit (2003) achieves a sense of movement through the randomization of pattern over extended lengths. The subtle tonal gradation and sense of transparency showcased in this textile typify the delicate aesthetic of Hitoshi Ujiie’s work, which is only possible with inkjet technology. While it is theoretically possible to print millions of colors with a four-color printing process, Ujiie uses inkjet technology to create precise, layered, dimensional effects and refined color blending. Ujiie is a textile designer, educator, and founder of the Center for Excellence of Digital Inkjet Printing at Philadelphia University. Ujiie’s work is an exploration of the aesthetic implications of digital inkjet... more