The Batik Art of Mary Edna Fraser (Paperback)

The Batik Art of Mary Edna Fraser By Cecelia Dailey, Mary Edna Fraser (Artist) Cover Image

The Batik Art of Mary Edna Fraser (Paperback)


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A lavishly illustrated guide to the work and technique of the internationally renowned artist

Mary Edna Fraser has taken the art of batik to otherworldly heights. An internationally renowned artist, Fraser has had works grace galleries, museums, and public buildings throughout the United States--creating wonder, awe, and an awareness of the environment around us as few artists have had the talent and vision to manage.

Using fabric, wax, and dye, Fraser has transformed the techniques of batik from its ancient origins and forged new panoramas and vistas of our unique planet from the sky above us to the ground beneath our feet, and even down to the evocative landscapes that sprawl across the ocean floor. These images not only astonish us with their allure; they also remind of us of our place in the world and our responsibility to respect and care for it.

Part history and guide to the challenging techniques of this form, The Batik Art of Edna Fraser affords not only a full-color introduction to Fraser's stunning perceptions of the glaciers, icebergs, coastlines, atmospheres, mountains, and rivers that grace our globe, but gives us an intimate look at the artist at work and the philosophies that guide her singular imagination as well.

Bold, beautiful, thoughtful, and always visceral, Fraser's art invites us outside to see with new eyes the horizons that surround us--and inside to see ourselves in our inextricable connection with the land, the seas, the skies, the earth, as we are woven together as one in the fabric of our existence on this, our home, the vibrant blue planet hurtling through space and time.

Cecelia Dailey, an artist, writer, and media specialist in video, photography, and design, is involved in public projects related to the natural environment, the visual arts, music performance, and archiving. She documented Mary Edna Fraser's work for ten years, managed her studio and business, and installed her many national exhibitions. Dailey has a B.F.A. in filmmaking and photography and a B.A. in philosophy from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Product Details ISBN: 9781611179422
ISBN-10: 1611179424
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication Date: June 30th, 2019
Pages: 176
Language: English