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  paths of molten wax   

Thomas J. Watson Travel Fellowship   //  May 2008 - August 2009  


China, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, The United Kingdom, The Gambia, Senegal, Ghana, Mali  // 

The transformation of a blank piece of fabric into a work of art using wax and dye is the definition of batik.


For 14 months, I traveled to study the different techniques of this art form and in each country, paint my own designs on cloth. The variety of patterns and designs that emerged are a reflection of the cultures and societies in which they were made. 

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