Monday, October 4, 2010

Wax Lyrical

My obsession for textiles is no secret, and perhaps one of the best parts of living in Southeast Asia is being surrounded by ethnic batik, ikat and hand-embroidered fabrics. I just finished a 3-day batik painting class and now have even more appreciation for the tedious process that uses a manual wax-resist dyeing technique. When researching ideas for my class I discovered Toronto based artist Gabrielle LaSporte. I love her spin on batik, taking a traditional process and transforming it into modern, fine art with loads of character.

5 comments:

benson said...

You are a renaissance woman...while your deboned chicken is cooking you can be working on a little batik to sew up for a few pillows :)

Meg said...

How cool is that? I need to get to KL to take batik classes with you...we could have our own fabric line...for fashion & interiors :)

bygabrielle said...

Courtney! thanks for posting my work! Glad you like it!
I am hoping to learn Traditional Batik myself soon! already teaching myself to use the Tjanting! Keep in touch!

janyclaire said...

I know this is an old post but I just had to say- Wow! These are soooo amazing. I am Filipino and my mom has always had batik and ikat prints around. These though are incredible!

marble columns said...

All are nice batik work, I plan to learn traditional batik work. You have sparked my desire to learn it fast! xoxo ~ Herman Swan