Daniel Mincer (1953-1981) was a versatile artist whose representational art was built on his love of painting and drawing. These batiks used color to create a feeling of depth and treated the cloth as a painter would treat canvas. He combined rich textures and designs and experimented with subtle variations and brilliant color. While many people think of batiks as decorative, Daniel’s batiks are strong works of art. He wrote: “My interest in batik began simply as enjoyment of the process and the materials. As I’ve developed my painting, I’ve begun to apply what I’ve learned to batik, particularly in working towards a stronger composition.” Daniel's batiks were derived from imagination, life and photographs.