Batik is a very ancient form of fabric decoration, originating in the Far East, where it is used for making both clothing and wall hangings. It is a "wax resist" process; the designs are created with alternative applications of hot wax and dye. Sarah Hale's original batiks are drawn freehand with melted wax on cotton, silk, hemp or wool fabric.
Sarah is one of the few North American artists specializing in batik as a landscape medium, and has found the process uniquely suited to capturing the colours and textures of the Canadian Shield.
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