Inspiration : Rwandan Batik

I have an affinity for batik… particularly batik from The Motherland. There’s something magical about the creative process + labor behind creating wax print fabrics. I would be willing to bet money that you won’t find two [authentic] prints that are alike. There are some similarities between the patterns in batiks and my paintings; geometric shapes + patterns, bold colors. Pictured is a batik that my mother received as a gift. I’m 90% it’s from Rwanda. If I’m wrong, I’ll be sure to correct my mistake. This is perhaps one of the most beautiful patterns I’ve ever seen in my life. I hope Mom decides to make a dress from it… and give it to ME 😀