Paper and Plaster Collage

I had a great idea of using a sheet of paper, make folds and then add different collaged papers and paint coloured wax into the folds.  This work would become a relief surface with added elements that would add interest within the work.

I first took a sheet of paper and painted the paper.  Let the paper dry and then make accordion folds before gluing the folded paper onto a canvas.  Then I just used collaged elements and added them to the surface after choosing a color scheme.  I love reds and oranges and then made variations of these colors and painted the wax in-between the channels.  This was the result of that first work.  I will be doing these in a grouping of four each being 12″ X 12″

Encaustic and Collaged Papers, 12" X 12"
Encaustic and Collaged Papers, 12″ X 12″

12″ X 12″.


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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