Batik Art Silk: ZODIAC Cancer by SkyFenSilk


Cancer is one of a series of twelve Zodiac original designs, hand painted on silk squares 53 cm by 53 cm, using a hot wax batik technique and permanent fibre reactive dyes.

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I have designed, hand drawn in wax and painted the Crab, Cancer as a brilliant colourful shore crab based on those found in my childhood rock pool hunts. I have added a pattern of Celtic inspired knots to his carapace.  However the story of Cancer comes from Greek Mythology; the wife of Zeus, King of the Gods, Hera tried to distract Hercules during his battle with the multi-headed Hydra by sending him Cancer the crab. However Hercules triumphed and during the fray stepped on and killed the crab. Hera set Cancer as a constellation in the night sky without any bright stars as it did not succeed. 

Cancer is the astrological sign for those born from 22nd June to 22nd July. The characteristics ascribed to Cancer are emotional, diplomatic, intense, impulsive and selective.

The wax has been removed and the dyes stream fixed to produce a beautiful silky soft square with which you can decorate your home. The silk square is hand washable in mild detergent and to fully eliminate creases may be ironed from wet with a medium setting. 


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  • Store Name: Skyfensilk
  • Seller: Sarah Clark
  • My name is Sarah Clark and I make wearable art silk wraps. My designs are not passive art for the walls but dynamic adornment. I work with molten wax but each design starts with a pencil drawn sketch. Often my designs start with a story, something from nature or legend. Each piece shows the journey I have taken with it, every mark and line. The silk is stretched on a frame and the design drawn in wax and dyes painted into each enclosed cell. All my scarves are intended to be worn and can be hand washed and ironed dry. I have been making my art scarves for over 3 years and have exhibited 40 scarves on the Isle of Man at the Hodgson Loom Gallery. I was a guest artist at the ESCartist Exhibition in Stamford in 2015 and also sell a range of my scarves at the Art in the Heart Flagship Gallery and Gift Shop in Peterborough’s historic City Centre.
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