Breaking Boundaries is about surpassing expectations of message, meaning, metaphor, or materiality. Encaustic, painting with molten wax and pigment, often needs to be broken out of its own materiality, its beauty, in order to say something new and personal. Each of the New England Wax member artists chosen for this show, pushed their own boundaries of comfort and usual practice.
My piece is titled Leaf Edge. It was made during and after a workshop in which I was using new techniques of laying down color and line. I was definitely out of my comfort zone, but I'm happy with the result.
|Leaf Edge, encaustic and mixed media, 24"x24",