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Cindy Wilson’s Indigo Batiks at Butterfield Garage Gallery
The show, titled Midnight in the Garden of Indigo results from her intense focus in 2019 with dying her batiks with indigo dye. Friday Febuary 7, 2020, at 6:00pm Cindy will present an artist talk explaining her process.
Cindy’s batiks are known for the high level of detail and painterly quality she is able to express with the medium. A long background of drawing has guided her work. Cindy uses a tjanting tool from Indonesia to apply hot wax much in the same way as an artist uses a quill to lay down ink. Layer by layer the liquid wax seals the color she wants to preserve, before the next dye is applied. Her process of building colors directly on the fabric is unique for batik, and creates the depth of color seen in her batiks. “Balancing the technical ... view more »
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A short history of indigo’s use around the world, and its role in St. Augustine’s past, plus a hands on demonstration of batik and the indigo dying process will be presented Saturday Feb 22, at 2:00. Cindy Wilson will give a demo of the process of batik, an ancient decorative art form that uses melted wax and dye on cotton fabric. The wax is used to block areas from dye, colors build by dying the lightest colors first, waxing them after the surface has dried, and continuing to wax and dye and rinse, working from light to dark colors until the pattern or image is complete. This will be a hands on demo, participants will have the opportunity to experiment with applying wax and watching indigo work its magic.