119″ x 19″
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My landscapes and cityscapes are created with a resist process known as batik. However I have utilized the process and contemporary subjects to produce harmonious compositions. My early work consisted of simple designs and limited colors but I have elevated the craft to a fine art through my individual technique. As a result of many years of persistence at mastering the art I have developed a representational intricate style. Visualization of the outcome is necessary because there is no erasing in batik. Even knowing this there is an element of surprise when the wax is removed after the application of alternating layers of wax and dye.
I derive my inspiration from personal experiences. Sometimes I seek out historical venues and reenactments secret gardens cultural celebrations and festivals, remote ocean and river shores. Many of my compositions are simply reflections of ordinary life.
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