Tag Archives: Encaustic

Collaging Realities

“First Love”
Encaustic Collage on 2″ Cradle Board
6″ x 6″

“Echos”
Mixed Media Encaustic Collage on Cradle Board
6″ x 6″
“Stories of Meaning”
Mixed Media Encaustic Collage on Board
6″ x 6″
“Dreamscape”
Mixed Media Encaustic on Cradle Board
6″ x 6″

The conception of these works is grounded in the idea of  meaning making and memory.  Encaustic allows for a diffuse effect meant here to facilitate vague uncertainty so that the viewer is freed to bring their own interpretation into the work.   I used small 6″x 6″ cradled boards with premade slogans on the front found at the dollar store as the ground for the work.   This was a purposeful choice that symbolizes the construction of memory rooted in a social cultural context.