Encaustic is an ancient and stable painting medium. Beeswax, pigment and resin hardener is painted and fused with heat, incised, and otherwise manipulated to create images. In some works, heavy handmade paper is dipped repeatedly in a bath of white encaustic. This becomes a strong and rigid tablet for the images. Powdered graphite and alcohol are painted onto the white surface. Drawing combines with painting as additional marks are made through incising the wax and using graphite drawing and image transfer.
These works merge drawing and painting through an evolution of ideas, process and materials that have a deeper source in growing up on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi and New Orleans, and from an earlier Hurricane Series from the 1980's.
I want these works to encourage thought, emotion and action. Complex systems (among them art) provide many relationships to be explored. It is for the viewer to Connect the Dots.
MEDIA | Encaustic, pigment, graphite on handmade Korean paper.