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New York, Apr 10, 2012 (Global Fashion Wire) - Eva Wanganeen's Silk Road: Nestled at the edge of the magnificent World heritage listed Daintree Rainforest near Cairns, Australian Indigenous silk artist and designer Eva Wanganeen produces limited edition silk scarves and garments for high-end boutique markets and is quickly emerging with giant, capable steps managing multifarious influences.

"I have a real passion for painting on silk; it has such a luxurious texture and delicate beauty. I love the magical way the dye flows on the silk and the way the different free flowing colors interact. The colors are intense and permeate through the silk. The colors are dynamic, vibrant and limitless and with different processes magical effects can be achieved. Silk painting allows me to express my Aboriginal heritage in a unique way which allows me to apply the icons and stories to fine art pieces that hang on the wall or as a piece of wearable art."

Brimming with vibrant color, Indigenous icons and symbols, Eva's designs reflect Indigenous art and reveal the artist's culture in a contemporary style.

The Spirit of silk and art

Eva began silk painting over twelve years ago under the guidance of French silk artist Marie France. Since this time she has presented both solo and group exhibitions including Warna-Warni (2006) and Between Remote Regions (2000), which both toured to Malaysia. In 2003 Eva was awarded an Asialink artist-residency at the Society Atelier Sarawak, Kuching, Malaysia, where she worked to create work that was exhibited as part of The World Eco-Fiber and Textile Network Forum (2003) she also gave a talk at the forum on the history of silk painting and batik in Aboriginal Australia. In South Australia she continued to develop her skills and set up and operated her own gallery called Bakara Gallery.

As a silk painter her expansion utilizing natural silk has been both a logical and sensitive development. Meticulously crafted, her attention to detail also extends to her packaging in flexible birch cylinders that incorporate a corresponding wood burnt design by Eva; the outstanding packaging gained her a Memento Award for Best Indigenous Gift in 2007.

Eva Wanganeen the brand is now well and truly focused on producing premium quality accessories synonymous with art and silk.

For more information visit Eva Wanganeen's website.

Make sure you get a front row seat to Eva Wanganeen's show at the Savoir Faire Perth Fashion Week - Dreamtime Show.

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