Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wax and the Artist Book

Bookworks by Catherine Nash
left: Dark to Light, 2009

This is a first entry about this subject...I am learning so much about what other artists are doing with combining the media. Did a nation wide call for artists incorporating wax into their bookworks last fall and will lecture about it at the upcoming International Encaustic Symposium at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA in early June. I am honored to be included in a concurrent show curated by Director Joanne Mattera there called Wax Libris...should be great!

right: This Too Shall Pass, 2009

Not that I am an expert...just was completely curious about what was going on "out there". Received a lot of wonderful entries and am currently organizing it into a power point lecture format. Once I get it together, I will blog again with images from some of the included artists.

In the meantime, I have been focusing on my own bookworks, some with the inclusion of wax, some without and thought to post them now. I will be showing in a book exhibition entitled The Book: Wide Open from May 22 - July 3rd at the Business of Art Center in Manitou Springs, CO with some wonderful artists!

below: Within, 2009