to work in a very free and individual manner in this ancient art
of Batik, which uses molten wax, inks and dyes on cloth or paper, to
produce individual decorative 2D pieces which are completed by framing
and mounting them behind glass.
experimenting with the technique of Batik, which is so fluid and
colourful, I use a Tchanting tool to lay in molten wax lines,and a
brush to paint on areas that can be crazed to create depth.The inks are
transluscent and they build up to create the illusion of light and
I make discoveries about the effects of wax and inks that can be
adjusted and refined throughout the making process, and I am eager to
start the next pieces!
for compositions that will work most successfully using colour
texture and line.
at the moment, are local land and seascapes, flowers and
animals and the inspiration I get from my favourite Contemporary
Designers and artists in History.