"Batik Hills" is a commissioned art quilt that depicts the
Palos Verdes Peninsula, south of Los Angeles, as seen from Redondo Beach.
It is 72" wide by 36" tall.
The client wanted a piece that reflected their environs,
having formerly lived in Palos Verdes and were now residing in Redondo Beach.
As the client showed me the colors and patterns she was
drawn to, she revealed that she grew up in Indonesia,
as her parents worked abroad.
Stunning hand carved wooden panels handed down from her mother,
lined the walls of her dining room. As I was about to leave our initial meeting,
she brought me a piece of batik from Indonesia. I asked if I could
use it in the commission and when she said yes, I knew I
had my inspiration piece.
Behind the pelican you can see layers of the Indonesian batik fabric.
Flocks of pelicans can be seen flying over the ocean and diving down
for their catch all along the coastline.
The iconic LA lifeguard stations line the local beaches.
Sailboats from the Redondo Beach Marina fill the horizon.
The beads seen above the boats represent what is
known as the "Queen's Necklace." At night, as you
view the shoreline, twinkling lights seem to create
a sparkling necklace.