Illustration ’82

Lauren Rosenblum, Illustration, is a fine artist in Huntington, NY, who paints nature studies on fabric. To start, she creates an underpainting by dyeing the cotton fabric a dark color, and then applies a bleaching paste to lay down the shapes. Only after ironing it can she see what she’s done. “It’s like you’re painting blind,” she says. She also works for interior designers, applying decorative finishes, such as Venetian plaster and faux bois, to walls.

Photo: Blue Hostas, fiber-reactive dyes and discharge on cotton cloth, sewn with dyed silk yarns, 52 by 43 inches.