BATIK ARTIST RESHAPING LIVES WITH HER ORIGINAL ART AND EXPERIENCES IN BATIK TECHNIQUES
Singaporean-born and Netherlands-based, Shuen-Li Spirit is an award-winning contemporary Batik artist and a member of The Batik Guild UK. Trained as a secondary school teacher with a visual arts education degree, Shuen enjoys sharing with children and adults the magic of Batik painting, and being delighted by their artistic expressions. She demonstrates how she draws in molten wax with her tjantings in YouTube - ART FOR THE GENTLE SPIRIT.
Shuen uses different types of tjantings (cantings) for creating her Batik artworks, some of which are inherited from her mother. The word "Tjanting" is the old Dutch version of the Javanese word "Canting" due to past Dutch colonism in Indonesia.