Artist Statement Submitted 2018
Exploring and photographing the terrain, often from the open cockpit of her grandfather's 1946 Ercoupe vintage plane, Mary Edna Fraser is a contemporary artist specializing in batik on silk. The ancient art form in the hands of a master dyer transcends the vantage point of the human eye. Fraser's large-scale batiks on silk reference maps, satellite images and aerial photographs, often given to her by the scientific community. The art crystallizes new insights, portraying the most salient information provided by her collaborators. The slow, meticulous process of batik is in stark contrast to how vast information is flowing in this century.
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