Exploration for a mini-series — modeled after Focal Points… grass blades and encaustic medium… working title “Manicure.”
Having a show - or any other deadline oriented event really helps add fuel to the fire and fire under your feet. I began a series that started out from some sketches I made of geometric shapes and has morphed a bit back into the organic references I seem to be drawn to... looking forward to developing this.
Every winter it's the same story—it gets cold and I can't keep using a fan in the window for ventilation. This winter was no different.
First — we decided that we couldn't stay in our Main Street studio (which was great!) because it wasn't heated (not great!). And then — secondly — after deciding to make space in our house for my studio space, the ventilation issue was still completely bringing my encaustic production to a standstill.
But I finally have gotten my sh#t together and roughed together a fan with ducting attached — as shown — which will hopefully do the trick and keep me making artwork this winter! I haven't put it to the test yet as I'm still setting up the encaustic work area but TO BE CONTINUED...
Today was the first day in a while that I was able to spend the whole day in the studio.
I started playing with pairing pieces - stacking them on top of each other...
Picked this little urchin up on the beach. It would be a lot of fun to recreate the texture and pattern in wax... or if I could flatten it in to the wax surface, and then cover it with wax... or make a plaster cast and then wax mold... ???