This encaustic painting has had many lives. Several years ago it was a figurative painting of Hungarian dancers. Then, I wasn't happy with that and painted many more layers of encaustic paint and collage over it. A year or so later I decided to get out the gas torch and melt off all the layers, but doing so I began to discover interesting patterns and textures and enjoyed that for a couple of years; then i became dissatisfied once again and scraped off many layers of paint and saw an eye looking at me. I took that as a direction for the latest and final version of the painting
Painting:Wax on Wood
Size:39.5 W x 32 H x 2 D in
Ready to Hang:Not applicable
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I strive to make art that touches people's hearts, either abstract or figurative and has spiritual meaning for me. Through my art, I hope to connect with others with beauty of harmony, color, form and energy. Dreams and mediation often give me a starting point on an image. Then comes the applications of many layers of molten beeswax, resin and pigments; each layer is heat fused into the existing surface, AT time I draw or paint on the layers and then scrape and rebuild the facade. This action is much like analyzing a dream. Layer after layer is applied, scraped, incised, fused and marked to allow the truth of the piece to speak. The revealed under layers whisper their subtle messages. I never have total control of life or encasutic painting. Like jazz, there is improvisation that can take a work to a deeper, more subconscious state that can be meditative. I allow my subconscious to take over so that the work may transform beyond the mundane and predictable. I open my senses to the experience and emotionally consent to a poetic and thrilling adventure. The fluidity of the encaustic medium is challenging, exhilarating, inspiring and exciting, making a paintings that can be looked into as well as looked at. The layered luminosity is appealingly tactile, encouraging viewers to stroke and caress the surface, discovering the sensual experience of encasutic. I have studied color and written a book on the power of color to heal, shift moods, uplift or relax us. Color and balance is paramount in my work. SOLO ART EXHIBITIONS Galeria Atelier, San Miguel de Allende, November 2009. Galaria 6 Pozos, Mexico, November 2009 Mero Arte Contemporano , San Miguel de Allende, MX, January 2009 Sol y Luna Gallery, Puerto Vallarta, MX. January 2009 Mero Arte Contemporano, San Miguel de Allende, MX. June 2006, June 2007, March 2008, Galeria LeNoir, November,San Miguel de Allende, 2005 Casa de las Artesanias de Michoacan, San Miguel de Allende,June, 2005 Carson Winding Gallery , Ashland OR. July 2004 Scarlet Palette Gallery, Jacksonville, OR. June, 2003 Artisimo Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ. December 2001, 1998, 97, 96, 95, 94, 93,92, 91 Gallery Living Colors, Ashland, OR. March 2001, May 2002 Blue Sky Gallery, Bend, OR., April 2000 Rogue Gallery, Medford OR, Nov. 1999 Grants Pass Art Museum, Grants Pass, OR. March 1999 Gallery Electra, Talent, OR. 1997, 1998, 1999 Phoenix Theater, Phoenix, AZ.
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