Plaster with collaged encaustic papers

On this 12″ x 12′ piece I left some of the rawness of the plaster without covering it too much with the wax or oil paint.  I like this unfinished surface treatment.  I think I have to make these works larger because the affect seems to be not as strong from a distance.  If the image was larger then the lines and colors would have more impact from a distance and not feel narrow and faded as it does in the smaller size.  I really like getting back to the sculptural quality of using mixed media. I have been a sculptor for most of my life and painting on a flat surface is Ok but I like the tactile quality that one gets when building up the surface.

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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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