Recent snowstorms have added layers of thick heavy white to everything.
This comes purely from my minds eye.
This is an original batik on silk fabric.
Image size is 14"w x 16"h.
This silk comes stretched and mounted on a 20" x 22" foamcore ready to be framed by purchaser.
This allows for a 3" mat.
Batik is the process of using wax and dyes to create designs on fabric. Wax is heated in a tool called a tjanting and then passes thru a copper or metal tube on to the fabric. Where the wax is placed, the dye cannot penetrate. I work in layers to create a design. Wax some, Dye some. When the dye touches the fabric, it spreads like water. So the wax creates a border that controls where the dye can go. Salt creates a unique effect as well. When the piece is finished, the wax is removed. I then stretch the silk on foamcore using linen tape.
I use only high quality silk fabric and pure beeswax in my work.
silk fabric, wax, dyes, foamcore, salt