Visitors unfamiliar with batik should check out the "What is batik?" link on the left hand side menu of this site. There they'll find out that Batik is a method of creating an image, traditionally on cloth, by exposing some areas of fabric to dye, while keeping other portions of the fabric covered in wax, so as to remain free of dye. To see how such a process has evolved over time visitors should click on "Gallery" to see pieces made by Batik guild members, which includes professional artists, amateurs and students. Click on artist Heather Gatt's work, which looks almost photographic, especially "Evening Light on Water". Anne Bologna's work features beautiful shorebirds, and in the pieces she has on the Guild's site, she departs from the tradition of using fabric as her canvas, and uses paper instead. The "History of batik" on the left hand side menu gives a brief history of the art, and hypothesizes that it started in Asia. At the end of the paragraphs are links to "Batik in Java", "Batik in China", "Batik in Africa" and "Batik in Ukraine".