paper and wax play well together...who knew?
My head is still spinning from the 3rd annual Encaustic Conference at Montserrat College of Art which I attended this past weekend. Approximately 250 artists (mostly women (as in 98% women)) from 8 different countries gathered to wax poetic for three days and nights. Barbara O'Brien was an inspired choice for the keynote speaker to kick things off friday evening and her honesty, intelligence and humor set the tone for the weekend. Over three days I learned about working large, working on paper, monotypes, framing, transfers, development of imagery and the use of wax in artist books. The amount of information and inspiration I gleaned from my teachers and fellow students was truly a gift. I am working to make sense of all my notes and ideas and plan to copy them into a journal while they are all still fresh in my mind. I kept bumping into the idea of working on paper and so today I spent a wee bit of time in the studio working on wee bits of paper shown above ( 2" x 3" artist cards to be precise)...very interesting indeed!
ps: at the conference i purchased a small fusing iron ( woohoo! i will share the sure to be interesting (meaning messy) results later in the week!)