Olivia Wendel

Olivia Wendel scarves are wearable works of art. Each design is painted by hand in Brooklyn, NY and printed onto luxurious silk and wool in Como, Italy. Olivia Wendel produces creative, hand-painted textile designs in an industry where digital design prevails. She sees textiles as a way to bring paintings to life, expressing personal narratives using a variety of materials and processes. While figures remain still on flat paper, printing them onto fabric gives them movement and presence. Employing painting as a form of choreography, Olivia Wendel invents figures who dance in a realm somewhere between memories and dreams.