My work is contemporary Batik. I alternate watercolor paint and 400 degree bee’s wax using a traditional tjaunting tool or watercolor brush on a rice paper surface. Each layer is applied and then allowed to dry before continuing and drawing the next layer. When several layers of paint and wax have been applied the wax is carefully removed. This is an important step in the process. The wax has to be carefully removed in stages and not allowed to become over heated. I use a traditional iron and lift off each layer. The results are always amazing and often surprising, revealing layers of images. This is a very unforgiving medium. All and each step is carefully designed and produced by me and me alone, the artist.