Monday, October 4, 2010
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.