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Man 8


United States

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Size: 20 H x 18 W x 0.1 in

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Art Description

Painting: Acrylic, Encaustic and Wax on Paper.

When I began working as a teacher I had this tendency to try and control my students. Preparing lessons for them created mores stress and nothing got done. The work I make now turns this stress into images.
My current work is an unorthodox combination of two painting media, acrylic and encaustic. They do not mix, instead I layer the acrylic atop the wax and melt it at an angle thus fusing the acrylic paint inside of the wax as you would in a collage. The resulting image is like seeing a brushstroke pulled apart into its strands and collapsed in a pile. Previous layers of paint come to fore, the paint gets turned inside out.
The work has become a surrogate for the uncontrollable. I subject my paintings to heat stress and as a result the subjects of my paintings struggle to maintain their image in the work and in real life. I paint on wax because I cannot count on my decisions, these melted paintings become unreliable sites of intention.

Keywords: Psychological, Shame, Study, Depression, Angst, Drawings, Anxiety, Layers

Subjects: Portrait

Styles: Abstract, Realism

Mediums: Acrylic, Encaustic, Wax

Materials: Paper

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