In this series of paintings Isabelle explores the universal themes of life, ancestral streams, and memory – embedded in our connection to waters, enhanced through layers of photography, wax and paint.
Through the encaustic layering process she captures the dynamics of flow, light, and emergent imagery, seeking an inner and an outer world beneath mirrored waves of wax and pigment, luring the viewer into ghostly pools – gateways to a world both sensual and introspective.
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.