Homage to Hokusai II

March 18th, 2011

Mary Edna just completed her depiction of Hokusai’s great oceanic wave. She will be installing this work and other large-scale batiks on silk at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, NC as a preview for the upcoming comprehensive exhibition, Our Expanding Oceans. In collaboration with geologist Orrin H. Pilkey, the show will examine the content of their book, Global Climate Change: A Primer, Duke University Press, to be published in June.

Our Expanding Oceans

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

June 25 – November 6, 2011

Preview beginning March 23, 2011


Homage to Hokusai II, batik on silk, 53 x 43 inches

“Many of my batiks are prayer flags and Homage to Hokusai II is dedicated to those in the wake of the Japanese tsunami.” -Mary Edna Fraser