Eliza Bentz was raised on the barrier islands of Southeast Georgia, born into a generational affinity and skill for the textile arts. Her upbringing instilled within her a deep appreciation for the natural world and a sense of responsibility to it as an artist. While studying fibers at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Eliza fell in love with natural color. Drawing upon methods dating back thousands of years, Eliza harnesses color from plants and soil, which she employs within her dyeing and painting practice. Working directly with nature establishes a feeling of kinship between herself, her practice, and the earth, which informs the majority of her creative pursuits. Eliza currently lives and works in a converted textile mill in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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