If you are traveling thru the Jacksonville International Airport anytime from January -March 2017, be sure to stop and view my batiks on display in the connector bridge cases. I've created several large banners that will hang to be illuminated by the rotundra above, as well as a showing of framed batiks.
My subject matter comes from the world around me; my travels, family, gardens, and especially wild areas around Florida. I have always roaming around in the woods, natures tangle of beauty is breathtaking to me. Anything that delights my eye is fodder for a batik. Movement, gestures, all that catches my attention, from the interesting curve of a lip, to light playing on leaves in the forest.
Trying to capture the beauty in everyday places and people in the batik medium is challenging, but the saturation of color possible with layering dye on fabric fascinates me. Much in the process has to be carefully planned out in advance, sometimes after drawing out an image, I will think for several days how to approach building colors one layer at a time. I really love the element of surprise at the end when the final darkest dye dip completes the image—often in surprising ways.