January 1, 2009

Beginning of Series 2- How It Started

I began a second series of encaustic collages which I like and wanted to get them up. So here they are.

The theme is Metamorphosis and I did these for a show I entered. The overarching theme is how an individual goes from zero to formed. Since it is a lengthy process, I'm thinking this is just the beginning of series.

For these three pieces, I began with the imagery. I have old photograph albums, as well as drawings I made, and pages from medical books. I knew I wanted to use elements from each and began to look through everything, putting aside specific images I thought interesting. Encaustic medium allows the layers to become transparent which, I think, enhanced one image growing from another.