Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I've been quiet. In the post-graduation haze i've traveled across Canada, worked a bunch of Nursing shifts and scrambled to look for that mythical art-related job. In the midst of exploring "what's next" i almost forgot why i did this all in the first place: TO MAKE ART. So, I set up a space in my house that, while not ideal (i live in a studio apartment and as i type this i'm wearing a respirator because the wax pot is heating up), seems like the perfect little spot to get creating. So here's what i'm working on currently.

I'm exploring themes of resilience, continuity and chance. In this piece i'm working with guitar strings (man, sometimes they just do what they want!), dirt and clear encaustic medium. You can't see it in this photo, but some of the strings give up a little halo of colour when heated up in the wax, so i haven't added any colour to this piece, i'm going to see what transpires.

Oh, and it feels good to be making art again.