encaustic, 2015, 20.5"w x 20.5"h x 1.75"d
The inspiration for this piece came from the buds that were starting to emerge on the chestnut tree outside my window. I am always captivated by new and exciting displays that nature offers and strive to bring the beauty of our natural surroundings into my artwork. I use encaustic paint (wax and pigment), which brings a sculptural and sensuous quality to the work. Depth and luminosity enhanced by many layers of translucent color are combined with a surface that is at once highly textured and silky smooth to intensify the sensory experience of the viewer and highlight my appreciation of nature.
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