Wax-resist dying is an ancient art form that goes back thousands of years. In the 1960’s I was inspired by the Indonesian wax and dye technique and began creating batiked fabric for fashion designers. The 1970’s ushered in a collection of beautiful handmade papers that were developed from cottage industries in third world countries.  I began experimenting with these stunning handmade papers by applying melted beeswax, watercolors, inks and my new art form emerged. This method on paper allowed me spontaneity with design that I did not have with the fabric.

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