Monthly Archives: January 2016

Watery Depths

 

The vast sea endures an eternally appealing source of inspiration, not just for its beauty but also its metaphorical potential, stirring within us awe and fear deeply rooted in our unconscious. The raking motion of the deep, with her raw, elemental feel evoke a sense of greatness, something higher than ourselves.

In this new body of work, Isabelle explores the universal themes of flow embedded in our connection to the deep waters. In her work, She seeks both the inner and outer world from beneath the dream-like layers of semi-transparent layers of molten pigmented beeswax and tries to build a unique point of reference in her quest to grasp that elusive wave, perpetually in motion.

Alchemy

 

Isabelle’s creative process involves the application of semi-transparent layers of wax, paint, photography and pigment, striving to create depth and translucency without compromising the spirit of the medium or subject matter.

The physical process of encaustic painting echoes the alchemist’s repertoire of metamorphoses and process of manipulating mediums. The subject matter emerges in its true light via the transmutation of base materials through fire. During this alchemical process, matter shifts and transforms, resisting fixity, manifesting beyond the boundaries of the figurative, opening doors to a world both tangible and contemplative.