Deepening connections between people and place Variegated Places invites you to reimagine the potential of our interconnected worlds through a color based collaboration with a plant. Artist Cydni Carter Lopez created and maintains VariegatedPlaces.com with a mission to openly share knowledge and resources related to natural dyes and Pacific Northwest plants. This website serves as a place based color catalogue and growing educational resource including instructions, demonstrations, material resource lists, and someday lesson plans designed to facilitate interconnection between our human selves and the places, spaces, and worlds all around us.

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The person behind the project.

Cydni is a place based artist and designer based in SE Portland. Currently pursuing her MFA in Applied Craft & Design from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Cydni is a lover of working with her hands and the slow processes that come with traditional craft work. Raised in the Pacific Northwest Cydni believes in the interconnected energy of all things and chooses processes and materials where she feels this most. Her work focuses in the realm natural dyes and foraging as a method of connecting deeper with the self and the worlds that we inhabit.