Susan Itkin's Profile
Batik is an ancient fabric dyeing technique which utilizes wax as a resist. Used in many cultures throughout the world such as Indonesia, Africa, and China, batik decorates fabric used for clothing and home décor as well as fine art. A design in melted wax is applied to the fabric, which resists the dye. After successive waxings and different colored dye baths, the wax cracks, creating the characteristic batik crackle. When the wax is removed, a unique work of art is revealed.
When I think of what inspires my work, it all boils down to two things: my delight in color and in nature. Most of my batik paintings are of flora from around the world. Some are flowers and foliage I saw in Belize and the Caribbean, and some are from my New Jersey backyard. Some are stylized depictions, some more realistic. All these batiks reveal my fascination with colors – combining them,...
- Born on September 13
- Joined December 22, 2007