Robin's Batik paintings abandon traditional processes and adopt contemporary painting concepts. Her work is as distinct and magical as the Indonesian islands from where Batik originated.
Her original designs are sketched onto natural materials. Subtle shades of dye are then painted to suggest light and shadow. Wax is applied in layers to protect the colors and add depth. The entire cloth is then immersed in a dye bath. As wax is removed the distinctive crackle of Batik is uncovered.
Robin has been pursuing her artistic talents since growing up in the farmlands of Beavercreek, Ohio. She was introduced to the process of Batik in high school and then while attending college she designed independent study courses centered around Batik. After graduating with a B.F.A. from Ohio University in 1978, Robin began exhibiting in art shows throughout the Midwest, Northern Wisconsin, and the Gulf Coast of Florida. Robin has a home and studio in Florida and a lakeside cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Her inspiration comes from these places and the abundant nature surrounding them.
Exhibits and Galleries
Northwestern Mutual Insurance, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Manatowish Waters Art League Show
|©2004-2011, Batiks by Robin Zimmerman|