In 1997, I was invited to exhibit in Guiyang, Guizhou, SW. China. It was the time of the Harvest festival. I stayed overnight in a little village near Kaili. It was wonderful to experience the dancing and music that the villagers performed to celebrate the festival.
I stayed a night in a family's house and was woken up at 3 am, by firecrackers exploding outside my window. Kids were going round the village setting off these firecrackers. As I looked out of the window, I was inspired by the beautiful sight of the mist rising above the rooftops.
I did this batik on Japanese paper and left some of the wax to make the the ridges of the roofs more 3D.
Greetings cards for sale
Original batik painting is sold.