Recently we sat down with Verenice Berroa, a local artist that lives in Berkeley.
Verenice explained that "every time I make a scarf, I am co-creating with Mother Earth (nature).
Making these scarves has given me the opportunity to dive deeper into the process of eco-printing and is continuously reawakening my relationship with plants and Mother Earth."
Eco-printing is a technique where plants, leaves, and flowers transfer their shape, color, and essence onto fabric. The plant material is bundled inside of silk and it is steamed to release the dye found naturally inside the plant, creating a contact print in the shape of the plant material used. These contact prints are referred to as “eco-prints.”
She says her "vision and intentions are to share with others the beauty, and magic of nature through Eco-Printing. My hope is that each scarf becomes a reminder that nature is here to support us throughout life and always has been, since the moment of our birth. Every time I make a scarf, I am Cocreating with Mother Earth (nature)."
"Every time I make a scarf, I am co-creating with Mother Earth (nature)."
Verenice Berroa, Eco-printer