Jaidra Durant

Jaidra Durant

Medium: Silk Art
A self taught artist specializing in silk painting, henna art, and sculptural jewelry, Jaidra is based in Greenville, South Carolina. Jaidra first started working with silk in 2006 when she dyed dance veils for herself and her students. She immediately fell in love with silk painting and started experimenting with a variety of dyeing techniques, fabrics, and color combinations. As a dancer and ecologist, Jaidra uses both silk painting and jewelry design to express her love of movement and nature.

Jaidra works primarily in serti technique and brush painting using jacquard green label silk dyes. Her pieces are individually painted and steam set for vibrancy and permanency in color. When she isn't working on her art, Jaidra enjoys teaching and performing Folkloric Fusion Bellydance and fire dance, writing, and spending time with friends and family.