Artistic Batiks ~~ Wanda Maria Ast
Abstract Batik Prints
On many continents and in many cultures batik printmaking is practiced by women and by men.. It is a lovely and ancient art form. In most regions of the world batik material is used to make dresses, skirts, and shawls. However in some countries, especially in the West, Batiks are created solely to serve as pieces of art; the goal is design and beauty, not practicality or utility.
These batiks are intended to hang on the walls, either in homes or fine art galleries. Wanda Maria Ast is part of that work-wide craft tradition and created batiks that could be framed and hung on the wall, just like any painting. In fact she sold many of her framed batiks at various galleries and art shows in North Georgia.
Here is a selection of abstract batiks completed by Wanda Maria Ast, who was my paternal grandmother. She experimented with many types of fabric, different wax - resist application techniques, a variety of different brushes and dyes, and made great use of color in her work. All of these batiks, or photographs of batiks, are part of a collection of work I inherited from her.
To view more batiks and for more information on the wax resist - dye process and fabrics and papers suitable for making prints, please see "Batiks: Ancient Process - Modern Art" (phdast7)
BatikDesign and Javanese Fabric
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