Batik patterns as a tool for self representation
Batik patterns in the past tell stories and represent the maker or receiver’s identity. I want to redefine batik patterns today as a tool for self-representation, in this mixed media self-portrait. The piece was created digitally, printed on silk paper, stitched on a larger cloth, and accompanied with a list of linoprint patterns and its definitions. The digital and traditional methods of these pieces juxtapose traditional batik making and modern batik making.