December 7, 2011
Using a traditional Indonesian tool called a T’janting, Salomon carefully drips wax onto the areas of the fabric she wants to protect from the dye.
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Marilyn Salomon takes art form to new levels
Marilyn Salomon’s face glows with joy. In her hands she holds an iron and a piece of newsprint paper, and beneath these two mundane objects lies the mystery of batik artwork, images created with wax and dyes on cloth. “This is one of the most exciting parts. You never know exactly what will come out. It’s an emotional high,” she said. Salomon has worked on this piece for the past couple of months. A black rim of fabric frames three panels, each showing a different Native American scene. She used at least 15 colors of dyes to capture the details of the figures depicted in her piece.