About this artwork
This artwork is part of Yelena's Cats series. I am a cat person - I love having them in my home, she says. I own two beautiful cats, whose grace and elegance inspire me to make cats a recurring theme in my art.This piece is made using dyes and acrylic paints on Chinese silk. When applied, liquid dyes and paints quickly flow across the silk. In order to halt this movement, a material called a resist is used, which stops the dyes from spreading and creates strong lines, shapes, and details. Once the painting is completed, the surface is steamed to make the dyes bright and color-fast.