Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wax and the Artist Book

Liz Mitchell, Observations (right)
An accordion fold book in a collapsible box. Book is 5” X 4 1/8” X 1/2”. The box is 5 5/8” X 4 1/8” X 5 1/2”. The pieces are made of collaged paper, bees wax, bark and flax.

Raymond Papka, Newton II (above)
10”Hx 7”Wx 2.5”D
Mixed Media Assemblage. An old book, encaustic medium, paper, pigments and found objects. A space has been sculpted in the book for insertion of a wooden ball, representing the globe. Embellished with a brass triangular piece from a old clock, leather “hinges” and copper.

wax and the artist book
I loved presenting about the book artists who incorporate encaustics into their works at the Annual Encaustic Symposium this past June at the Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA.

Dorothy Simpson Krause, Many Truths (below center)
4.75'' x 10.5'' x 5.25'' Digital print on black paper with encaustic in iron box on wooden stand.

Learned so much. If you haven't discovered it already, I compiled the participating artists in a downloadable e-booklet with all the artists included on the article page.

Laura Wait, Middlegame, 33" x 15", Encaustic and mixed media on paper. Hangs on copper rails. (below)

It inspired me so much seems all I can think about are books of late. Got two in process in the studio right now... Lots in process in fact. A paper sculpture. Several larger encaustic paintings. I do want to officially thank those artists who sent me images for Wax and the Artist Book! It was great fun...

Great thanks to the artists:
Jody Alexander, Santa Cruz, CA
Nancy Azara, New York City, NY
Jeanne Borofsky, Groton, MA
Patricia Gaignant, Westbury, NY
Julie Johnson, Portland OR
Dorothy Simpson Krause, Marshfield Hills, MA
Liz Mitchell, Pittstown, NJ
Ray Papka, Versailles, KY
Marsh Scott, Laguna Beach, CA
Alice Simpson, New York City, NY
Lynn Sures, Silver Spring, MD
Mary L. Taylor, Marshfield Hills, MA
Laura Wait, Steamboat Springs, CO
Beata Wehr, Tucson, AZ
Daniella Woolf, Santa Cruz, CA

Learn about the
upcoming Fourth Annual Encaustic Painting Conference at Montserrat College of Art