After having posted about Attribution, I learned that C. Tondro states that she was not influenced originally by India Flint. But that she has read her books.
Ms. Tondro wrote to India Flint in the comments section of her blog post of 11/22/13:
I did e-mail you when your first book came out, because I thought it was so beautiful. I told you about my less-than-stellar results using leaves to print on fabric, and you kindly suggested wrapping the fabric tightly around a stick. I actually still have that e-mail message from you! I also e-mailed you when your second book came out, because, again, it was very beautiful and moving.
...I do still enjoy making leaf prints on watercolor paper, which I offer on my website. I also do a few silk scarves around the holidays, which I knew would print better than the cotton/linen.
Your Eco Colour book has been a great inspiration, but not the original source of my experimentation with leaf prints.
What I say is that I am imperfect.
I know that what I do has an effect on people.
I was mistaken, I am sorry.
I will continue to write and to be a better researcher.
I have written to Cassandra Tondro and ask her to respond to help explain her process.
HERE IS PART OF MY ORIGINAL POST ON 11/22/13
I have many attributes, flaws and passions. We all do which makes the human condition exciting. Who wants dull?
This morning, while viewing one of my favorite online newsletters, I had to look a bit more closely to read this article where an artist has written about the practice of eco printing as if it were her own discovery.
Perhaps she experienced an Oprah "A-HA" moment.
But I really don't know.
NOTE ON 11/23/13: AND I SHOULD HAVE WRITTEN TO HER!
What I do know is this.
The artist herself writes in manner that feels too close to the same way India Flint writes about her work and process.
I wrote to the editor in this regard and he kindly responded by adding this to the bottom of the article.
Editor's note: It's been brought to our attention by readers of the similarities between Ms. Tondro's process and India Flint's work. For more information about Ms. Flint's botanical dyes, please visit her website,www.indiaflint.com, and the following HAND/EYE article, Out of the Woods.
Many thanks to Hand/Eye Magazine for a swift response.