Giving up the process until the summer

I have to stop working in this medium.  The fumes are too hard on my husband and I.  We live in a two bedroom condo and I have to leave the window open and it is so cold in the apartment so I have to wait until the summer months to work on these encaustic works.  I am back to my acrylic paintings because acrylic has no fumes and I can continue with my paintings in the same room.  It is too bad since I spent a lot of money buying all of the encaustic supplies.  I will just take them all to the cottage and work there.  So, visit my other blog at annawagnerott.wordpress.com and you can follow my painting blog until then.  

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Author: Anna

I am a painter and sculptor and have a studio beside a beautiful lake. For the past 40 years, I designed and built puppets, masks and sculptures and had solo exhibitions of these works. In 2013, I went back to painting and started working in encaustic. I am interested in issues of identity in terms of weavings as coverings to protect or to hide. The intersecting lines that I create over landscapes create an internal conversation versus the external between nature vs. nurture. Or how actual or psychological barriers erected in an environment can disrupt a cherished place. My engagement with woven structures speak to complex dialogues between identity and psychological barriers. My second passion is teaching. I try to encompass more than teaching my students art techniques. I encourage students to, not only learn the language of art, but to also engage in critiquing art. Additionally, we continually explore ways to enhance one's voice through art in relation to contemporary and historical issues. Encaustic adventures is a blog where not only processes and techniques are taught, but hopefully this sites will engage in a dialogue about the making of art, notions of voice, identity, themes, and ways to establish a body of work within an historical contexts.

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