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"To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist."
~ Schumann

"What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit."
~ John Updike

"Sam's Dyetik method is to Batik what our modern computers are to the abacus."
~ Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor

"Dyetik is an indelible part of our Malaysian heritage. It inspires us to preserve it."
~ Sam Karuna

"Art invokes strong emotions and connects souls without words"
 

DREAMS are often fleeting, but with Sam Karuna, it is anything but. He has nurtured his dream of becoming a fine arts batik master for over 35 years now and doesn’t intend to stop.

Dyetik involves placing little dots on the material to form the desired image, à la Pointillism (a technique developed by Georges Seurat in the late 19th century). The result is a uniform mottled surface glow that Sam effortlessly tweaks to incorporate depth and dimension to his paintings. Unlike traditional batik techniques, he uses relatively less wax and more dye in his works.

This technique requires the use of a fine brush to paint the dye onto the fabric, a process called micro-pointillism.

"Dyetik is an indelible part of our Malaysian heritage. It inspires us to preserve it," said Sam during the launching of his solo exhibition called The Eternal Dream -- Dyetik (Batik) recently.

Dinner Time
Dance of Love
Spirid Child 2
Unity
Spirid Child 1
 
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