Original Mirra Meyer Batik Artwork
Original batik art signed by Oregon artist Mirra Meyer (formerly L Meyer Walker). Rich mustard, ochre and umber dyes on stretched fabric. Some of wax resist is present making this a very tactile piece. Framed in rustic old wood.
Can hang in either direction but the horizontal seems to have a figurative appearance
Oregon artist, Mirra Meyer (1942-2019). Meyer was a successful, multi-faceted artist active in the 1970s and 80s, who adapted the batik medium to create dramatic abstracts and landscapes, in particular the depiction of trees, as representations of life. Batik, or resist-dye involves applying design in wax before dyeing fabric. The wax resists the dye while the dye process can be repeated to create multiple shades of color.
In addition to her artistic career, Mirra was a leading arts advocate and arts manager, helping to found the Oregon Designer-Craftsmen's Guild and serving on the board of the Oregon Advocates for the Arts and Oregon Artists' Equity.