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This is a crocus flower batik that was done by Andrea Johnson. We floated the batik on a white mat, so that the colored edges could be seen. We then floated the white mat on top of a navy blue mat and finished the piece with a white frame. $205
Blue and Purple Abstract Batik
This is an original batik done by Minnesotan artist Andrea Johnson. The colors in the piece are vivid and we chose framing that we believe really enhances the piece. We chose to float the batik, so the edges of the fabric were showing. We used matting similar to colors in the piece and a silver simple frame. $270
This is an Iris batik done by Andrea Johnson. The colors in her batiks are very vibrant, so we used a soft purple suede mat to make the colors pop out and floated the batik. We then framed it with a neutral white/cream rustic frame.
Simply stated, batik is a process of applying wax to fabric to resist dye. While taking a group batik class, I discovered that layering fluid wax over vibrant colors often results in unexpected and complex images. Each layer of wax and dye is an intuitive effort towards a hopeful outcome as the piece becomes increasingly obscured and ultimately enshrouded in wax. Removing the wax from the fabric with an iron reveals the final reward of vibrant colors, random outlining and crackling which create “happy accidents” that can never be duplicated.
Andrea Johnson is a native of southeastern Minnesota and a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College. Her art is influenced by the natural environments she encountered in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Arizona.