Enjoy the serene and lovely batik portfolio of fiber artist Sachiko Quinn. See more of her work by visiting her website.
I have been a practicing batik artist for over 15 years. My early artistic focus was on oil painting when I lived in Japan and in the first few years in Oregon.
However, when I traveled to Bali and encountered various batik artists, I was impressed with the fine art potential of this medium.
For the past years, my work has evolved through experimentation.
I enjoyed the fragile texture on silk created by the batik technique, but there was a line that I could not cross to express greater depth and detail.
It was a breakthrough for greater aesthetic expression and potential when I started to add another medium, acrylic.
The foundation of each of my pieces is an intricate design created through the multiple-step wax resist method inherent to batik.
What I do next with acrylic applications after I mount the newly created batik onto a canvas is what really makes my work unique.
My artistic inspirations arise from exposure to the natural world mostly here in the Pacific Northwest and in my native Japan.
I seek out scenes of tranquility and attempt to create a therapeutic distillate from these settings in my art.