Muffy
Clark Gill

Batiking Artistically

Muffy Clark Gill is a contemporary wax resist artist and photographer working in mixed media. Primarily focussing on the ancient wax and dye resist process known as batik and the sister Japanese process known as roketsuzome (or rozome). Personal memories gleaned from a lifelong passion for travel, culture, and history provides the inspiration for her work

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Earlier in our Summer adventure after driving past miles of cornfields and grain elevators from Sterling, Colorado, we crossed the southwest border of Nebraska and arrived in North Platte. We spent the night at an RV campsite by a lake on I 80. It was a welcome relief after two nights with no showers and no water!

Having left Lincoln, Nebraska and continuing southeast, we camped for two nights at Indian Cave State Park. The park is known for its large limestone cave and the remains of a 19th century ghost town called St. Deroin, that prospered before the Missouri River decided to expand and take a part of the town with it.

Sometimes people ask me "How long did it take you to create a painting like this"? Often I would like to say a set number, but in reality this process to paint with wax and dye on silk has been a lifelong learning experience. In this painting there were over 5 hours just to get my drawing on to the silk, then another 15 hours of waxing and dying the piece; 30 minutes to remove the wax.

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