Career Development Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
1. Four large finished batiks at end of six months from start of grant. 2. Proposals out to appropriate venues for an exhibition. Batik is a slow art. It is a negative image process, somewhat related to woodblock printing. The complicated process keeps the image under wax and fugitive dyes until the end, when the batik is boiled several minutes. Boiling does two things. The image is revealed, and the boiling temperature alters the color of the natural dyes. Sometimes that's so nice. Not always though. I do stay intrigued with batik just because I cannot fully control the outcome. Either the alchemy works with full note or it does not. Like music that goes into the mind nicely, or sometimes just hits a wrong chord. Each finished piece has to be evaluated after the finishing boil. About 60% are successful. I will complete four large batiks by end of February 2016. Each will be at least 10 square feet in size.
Will create 6 to 10 batiks for the proposed new art museum in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Other, local or private