Batik Modern Textile Art
by Michael O'Connell
Michael O'Connell used paste and wax resists on this discreetly coloured batik. The first red dye
was painted onto the pattern created with a heavy, slightly cracked paste resist.
That resist was then completely rubbed off the fabric and the remaining dyes were applied over
wax resists. The extra colours that appear on the face reflected in the mirror were simply painted on
Nineteenth Century Batik