I like to work “backwards”—instead of adding design to a blank space, I add the negative space. I think this began when I discovered printmaking in college. Not only is the image backwards in printing, but the negative space is removed from the plate. Batik is a resist process that also leaves white or negative areas by applying hot wax--opposed to adding color to the negative area.
I am a batik artist as well as a printmaker. In both of these mediums,
the natural world has always been the focus of my work. I have always felt a connection to the plants and animals around me, as well as those not in such close proximity. I focus on all types of creatures, and have a special affinity for the endangered species.
Concern for the importance of biodiversity on our planet keeps me constantly motivated. By choosing subject matter that revolves around animals, plants and our natural world, I strive to educate through art how important and special these things are. -Kate Ford
Bee's Knees Print
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