Former student Arianna Toft a finalist in the American Batik Design Competition 10.14.11No Comments

Another talented former Pratt student is distinguishing herself. Arianna “Pika” Toft is a finalist in the Indonesian government’s first American Batik Design Competition. Her design is an impressive hybrid of Native American motifs, traditional Indonesian elements, and a contemporary sensibility that channels mid-century modern hipster flatness.

On her design, she writes, “Totem poles are among the most recognizable symbols associated with American cultural heritage. As the first inhabitants of the country, the Native Americans played a significant role in helping European settlers survive by providing food and valuable knowledge of the land.”

Her site is filled with good stuff.