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FRENCH NOTEBOOK

Statement

In the encaustic series French Notebook (Cahiers d’Ecriture), I use fragments of 18th and 19th century French papers and student handwriting notebooks as a starting point.  As I work with these papers in my studio, I imagine the lives of the people who wrote on them or let the words suggest an image, and take this as an entry point into the work. I then incorporate the papers into paintings with layers of molten beeswax and resin, which I rework with a variety of tools to achieve a textured and richly luminous surface.

French Notebook / Encaustic on panel, 6 panels, 11 x 14 in each 2009

Ananas / Encaustic on panel, 14 x 11 in, 2008

Cocon / Encaustic on panel, 10 x 8 in, 2008

Racine / Encaustic on panel, 8 x 8 in, 2008

Lamour Des Plaisirs / Encaustic on panel, 8 x 10 in, 2008

Les Poissons / Encaustic on panel, 14 x 11 in, 2009

Semer / Encaustic on panel, 14 x 11 in, 2009

Les Fleurs / Encaustic on panel, 14 x 11 in, 2009

Secret Seal / Encaustic on panel, 14 x 11 in, 2009

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