Elephant Herd

  • Title: Elephant Herd
  • Artist: Lukandwa Dominic
  • Date: December 14th, 2013
  • Material: Wax (Batik)
  • Size: Unknown
  • He discovered batik in secondary school after seeing a man drying colorful African women drawings done on fabric near our school.As he stated, “I discovered that before hanging his wet pictures on the line, he could heat something on a charcoal stove (wax). A lot of smoke came off it as he dipped a brush in it. His hand kept on moving at an incredible speed to and from the heated liquid to the white fabric on the table. I decided to visit him about learning how to paint.  After several failed attempts to let me learn, I decided to put into practice the few things I had seen him doing. That is how I started batik since then in 1997.”
  • This art is created through a form of art known as Batik, Batik is, a technique of hand-dyeing fabrics by using wax as a dye repellent to cover parts of a design, dyeing the uncovered fabric with a color or colors, and dissolving the wax in boiling water.
  • I chose this work of art, mostly because i have never heard of this type of artwork, and i think that it is so cool and the finishing product is so gorgeous. The picture is almost 2D which is a very interesting way of depicted the elephants. The colors are very eye catching and add alot of character to the work of art.
  • References:
  • http://batikartist.blogspot.ca/2013/12/batik-art-elephant-heard.html
  • http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/batik
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