1991 INDIAN BATIK

 

While a college student at Colgate University I spent the fall of my senior year in Chennai, India on a study group directed by Professor Bill Skelton.

 

During that semester I took a class in Indian Batik classical dying techniques with traditional dyes. Our Instructor spoke barely a word of English, so it was a great challenge to communicate verbally, but communicating visually was an absolute joy! Opening up to experimentation and trying more challenging designs led to the progressional triptich below .

 

The forth one of an Indian deity I gave Professor Skelton as a thank you gift. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of it that I can find. This class was the only visual art class available to me during my semester abroad in India.

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