Ann Kilzer - Developer in Tokyo

Ann Kilzer

I'm a developer in Tokyo, Japan

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About me

I'm a polymath. My day job is in software engineering, but I spend my free time doing visual arts, especially weaving, shibori, sewing, and surface pattern design. I'm intrigued by the intersection of science, math, and art -- the way shapes tile onto two-dimensional surfaces, the chemistry behind dyestuffs, and using illustration to capture the natural world. For the last 9 1/2 years I lived in Austin, Texas, where I also took circus and burlesque classes. I moved to Japan to be closer to the rich art traditions here, and I'm hoping to meet other creatives.

My Creations

  1. This is a handmade costume I created for a student showcase at Austin Academy of Burlesque in September, 2017. The performance theme was "Dungeons and Dragons," and I made a druid based costume. The headdress is an aluminum and brass wire armature with paper mache, acrylic paint, reflective tape, sequins... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  2. Blue Dress

    4 March

    Bias dress made from a single length of handwoven fabric, created on a Saori loom. Mixed fibers (cotton, wool, banana, synthetic), including a few I dyed myself. 2017.

  3. Hexagon Shibori

    4 March

    This was my most successful piece from my ten day indigo workshop in 2017. The fabric is Japanese, made of nettles and linen and purchased at Nuno in Roppongi. I folded it into pleats, and then into triangles, and hand stitched the resist pattern. Then I dyed it in indigo.

  4. This is part of my series on Wallpaper Groups. There are 17 ways of creating repeating tilings on a 2D surface; each one is known as a Wallpaper Group. This is an example of PMM: "The group pmm has reflections in two perpendicular directions, and four rotation centres of order... continue reading (0, 1 image)