Back in the Studio

The ice was still on the lake when we arrived last week.  It took 5 days for the ice to disappear so we had no water in the cottage during that week.   After a day of getting the water to work we now have water and I am back working in the studio after cleaning and getting it ready for my art making adventures.    I took  all of my encaustic media back with me and have been setting up a work area.  It is difficult because I have my sewing machines for stitching fabrics, my acrylic painting area where I paint on canvas, and now my encaustic equipment.  So, my new studio which I built last year is getting smaller and smaller.  I wish I was a dedicated painter and not a mixed-media artist because life would be so much simpler.  

I will be working over the next few weeks and will be posting my processes and final artworks.   

 

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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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