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.

OM, Indian Batik, India 1991
OM, Indian Batik, India 1991
Dragonfly, Indian Batik, India 1991
Dragonfly, Indian Batik, India 1991
Jungle Village, Indian Batik, India 1991
Jungle Village, Indian Batik, India 1991