Thursday, November 23, 2017


 Classical Venus

2007

42 x 18”
Batik on cotton

Overlay of silk organza silkscreened with dyes

This work was choosen for exhibit in the 2007 Fiber Focus.

No awards, but it was important to make it in this juried show.

For more information about the show:

http://artstlouis.blogspot.com/2007/10/innovations-in-textiles-fall-2007.html

 


I spent a great deal of time exploring the techniques of Batik painting. I was introduced to Batik in the 70's. I first learned to use melted crayons. After researching and experimenting, I progressed to using only dyes and wax blends. Thank you Linda Lathers for introducing me to this art form. For more on the art of Batik: http://discover-indo.tierranet.com/batikpag.htm


 

This batik has an overlay of silk organza imprinted with birds. When the work is backlit the birds disappear.