Batik art is a resist method of dyeing and decorating fabric. A resist is anything that cannot allow dyes through. I use hot wax as my resist on cotton fabric. It's about patience which in the end is rewarded as the wax is removed and the masterpiece is revealed. This page shows this journey, my journey in batik. Enjoy
My last project this year that I started in November is the use of one sketch to do two works in varying patterning and color. The picture shows three Ugandan women weaving baskets and exchanging knowledge about baskets. These two batiks summarize what I've been doing this year - telling a Ugandan story through the colorful patterning in our fabrics. These patterns are all unique and original. I take an extra mile at ensuring that each person in the batik wears a dress with a different pattern. I thank God for you my friends who have encouraged me and made it possible for me to continue creating.
This is a batik that I was not ready to do but later agreed to take on the challenge. A hippo with young on the beach side. I thank God because this was an unexpected success and the beginning of more animal batik projects in the new year 2011.