I’m just exploring the different artists who use geometric and natural elements in their encaustic work to broaden my approach. Not many of the concepts are relevant.
John Tracey’s work demonstrates the subtly of encaustics.
I don’t know what medium these are in but the way he lets the paint? crack and creates a linear effect, possibly using a comb, could be explored if I do encaustics.
Wall – Les Eyzies:
Field – Les Sarrazinies:
Tracey also demonstrates the expressiveness of the medium (at least I think this is encaustic – it doesn’t say on his site oddly) with Indian Burial Ground:
Kathleen Waterloo Silent Running I:
Deconstruction Zone II:
Carrie Goller Stripes:
Melomel — refers to a type of mead?:
Metheglin — referring another type of mead?:
Lynda Ray’s work looks better, to me, from further away but they show how the fluid nature of encaustics can be embraced in a more regimented way that the piece above.
Alexis Avlamis creates utopian and heterotopias. The former give us scope to imagine, invent and reinvent our future and new worlds, the latter are spaces that are neither here nor there – they’re both physical and mental spaces.
Homage to Max Ernst shows for me what can be achieved with encaustic painting…
…as does Nebula I and Nebula II:
Before She Arrived:
Russell Thurston Nerve Net:
Barbara Arnold Forest Glow:
Lauren Lipinski Eisen’s work looks at the relationship between architecture, landscapes, agriculture and the displacement of indigenous species. Plant materials (seeds, leaves, etc.) and processed food is embedded in wax to reflect their fragility and how they’re utilized by us. These are contrasted by things like metal wire and mesh to symbolise industry.
Astrid Fitzgerald Consrtuction 313:
Monica Wiedel-Lubinski’s Venture in Mind Is quite similar to my Camira digital piece:
Rosalind Kaplan Planetary Orbits: