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Batik Barracuda – Isabel Bonilla

This piece is inspired by the traditional art of batik, which uses wax to "protect" certain areas of a surface to create a color blocking effect. It's mostly used in south Asia for creating lavish and intricate textile patterns. However, this batik piece has a twist, since it incorporates whimsical elements like glitter and sticker gems on a base of bright watercolor wash. This creates a colorful, shimmery and almost 3D effect that varies depending on from what angle it is viewed.