1 scholarship, 14 months, 12 countries, 1 artist and a suitcase full of fabric - this is my year as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow and my exploration of batiks around the world. Please follow me on this journey of discovery and transformation.
Everywhere, America, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, The U.K., The Netherlands, Belgium, Ghana, Mali, Senegal, The Gambia
With a newly acquired studio art degree and a grant from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation, I am ready to explore and experience the world around me though the vehicle of art. As an artist, I will travel to study the different techniques of batik-making and in each country, paint my own designs on cloth. From all corners of my vast canvas will materialize the rich variety of cultures that I find. The meeting and merging of these different designs and patterns is how both my art and I will be transformed.