Thursday, April 15, 2010

paper and wax...

                                                   forever (home)
           encaustic monoprint::machine stitching::pinholes::on paper


Here is one of three pieces I'm sending off to Eyebuzz Gallery for the "Paper" show.  It took a bit of work to reconstruct my ideas and get the wax and paper to make nice.  I started by trying to use the whole piece of paper and get the saturation of color found in my other encaustic work but in a moment of clarity I decided to use more white space around my "story houses".  After all isn't the idea of home as a buffer, a haven, an island of refuge that holds our dearest memories what I'm really trying to represent here....why yes, it is.

ps:  we're off to yosemite for a few days and i'm super excited (the kid's don't realize just how breathtaking it's going to be...it's the kind of beauty that moves me to tears).  Have you been?  

9 comments:

the nest said...

firstly, about your last post, "me too!" I have great memories of laughing through tears reading Operating Instructions. I'm going to check out the others you mentioned, thanks.

i love your homemade home mixed media! much like our own homes, no?

have a great weekend trip!!!

xo - annri

Tara Thayer said...

oh oh oh!!!!
and have a great trip. can you swing by tarrytown next saturday on your way back home, by any chance???
xo

Kolleen said...

i adore this home!!!

wishing you a happy, adventurous, inspiring, awesome, memory creating trip!!!!

Yosemite is on my list to visit this year....i don't think it is too far of a drive for me?!

xoxox
k

tangled sky studio said...

annri-yep especially this one in a lovely shade of blue
tara-i think & hope that you will love them and you know i WILL get to tarrytown one of these days...
kolleen-it's a must see it to believe it kolleen (i'll share some photos on monday...)

gretchenmist said...

this is beautiful. i was intrigued by your sneek peak of your work on paper in an earlier post.
re joanna newsome, i'm interested to hear if you like her!!
have a great time away.

chrissy said...

beth
enjoy!
your home is nothing short of wonderful...no surprise!
i love the threadless stitches.
breath.
c

artslice said...

Love the google sign with tiny holes! Have a great time on your trip... I've never been there.

Janice La Verne said...

beautiful, really beautiful. love this work on paper.

and... not often do I work with words, if I have in the past i have smeared the old rubberstamps. but I'm liking this....

heather smith jones said...

Oh you tried pinhole. :)