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.