Batik is a cultural heritage to me from my growing up days  in Sarawak on the island of Borneo in the 1960s.  I started doing batik in the early 1970s.

Over the years, I developed my own style but stayed true to the original technique of dye-and-wax on fabric. 

The dye process stayed loose and full of color surprises.  The waxing process is finely controlled with a chanting.  From this simple technique from antiquity, I create art with joyful colors.

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Title:  Abstract 2016 #1

This is a piece to explore the colors in a magenta and yellow spectrum with some turquoise.   The white being the original color of the cloth.

Approx 11"x15"   
Title:  Big Birds

The large white bird of paradise.  Inspired by a clump I have in my front yard.  The colors of the bracts is white but I happen to like yellow.  So why not?

Jacquard silk dye on heavy Habotai silk.

Approx 11"x15"   
Title:  Abstract 2016 #2

Another abstract batik I did with mainly turquoise and yellow.

Cold water reactive dye on cotton broadcloth

Approx 11"x15"  
Title:   Five Moors

A casual batik interpretation of 5 moorish idols.  These are colorful and eye catching fish here in Maui waters.

Cold water reactive dye on cotton broadcloth

Approx 11" x 15"   
Title:  Three Angels

Three longnose angel fish.  Bright and colorful subjects for a batik interpretation with the idea of coral shapes and anemones.

Cold water reactive dye on cotton broadcloth

​Approx 11" x 15" 
Title:  Red Torches

The red torch ginger is a favorite flower of my mother.  Bold beautiful red torch like flowers rising out of the ground.  The flavor of the bud is also a spice in many Asian culinary tradition.

Jacquard silk dye on heavy Habotai silk

Approx 11" x 15"   
Title:  Five Goldfish

A group of goldfish enjoying their place in the world fringed with irises.   The spillover of the warm yellows into the water gives an idea of sparkling waters.  This is a way to turn the lack of control in the dye process into lovely features in the piece.  Wax it.

Jacquard silk dye on heavy Habotai silk

Approx 11" x 15" 
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