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My paintings are created using a nontraditional method of "Batik," an ancient form of expression in resist painting. The word batik means "wax painting" in Malayan. Traditional batik involves applying hot wax to a fabric surface, then painting with colored dyes. The areas covered with the hot wax do not absorb the dye, so the wax "resists" the dye or paint. The batik process was first practiced by the Egyptians, but reached its highest development in Java, Indonesia where it has been practiced since the 7th Century AD. Batik was first introduced in Europe by the Dutch painters in the 17th Century. Today, I layer hot wax and watercolor paint on a ricepaper surface. I begin a painting with a c

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