pippa drew



In surface design, I've focused on resist techniques. Much of the time these processes are methodical, and there is always a waiting period before the final design is revealed. One must cut stencils, iron out wax, or tie and pull out threads. These disciplines create a kind of separation or waiting period between artist and final product that results in a huge sense of anticipation throughout. I work mainly with batik and shibori which have strong Asian and African roots, and are responsible for centuries of extraordinary indigenous textiles.