I finally got some pictures from the American Batik Design awarding ceremony that took place in November in San Francisco. You can see more about the competition in the post below. Here is a link to two videos. The first one is the award ceremony. This was at the end of a very long event/dinner hosted by the Asia Society and Chevron. The second video is a little more interesting if you ask me! This shows all of the finalist's batiks being made in Indonesia. They are are masterful batik artists. Here is an image of my finished batik. It looks exactly like my design...amazing!
Here is a picture of me on stage next to a super model wrapped in my batik. I am holding a giant check for $2,500 for second place..... how cool is that? Second from the right is the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Indonesia. He recieved an economic award from the Asia Society that night. Next to him is Indonesia's Ambassador, Dr. Dino Patti Djalal. He gave a wonderful presentation as did his gorgeous wife....she also awarded me a beautiful book on Indonesian batik.
It was a great honor to be a part of this competition. All of the people that I worked with at the Embassy were so lovely. Special thanks to Josh Benishek for his graphic design help on this project, he is truly talented and a great friend. Thank you to the Bay View Compass for writing a nice little piece on this. Special thanks also goes out to my mumma! She accompanied me on a super fun five day trip to San Fran and lifted me up when I got pouty about not winning first place! She's the best!