Month: November 2023

Embodied Landscapes

The new series of encaustic paintings, entitled “Embodied Landscape,” emerges directly from my artistic journey. This collection is a seamless integration of my daily sketching routine, immersing myself in mark-making and gesture . Through this dedicated practice, I absorb the very essence of my surroundings, intricately weaving together the visual memory of place—capturing its forms, colors, textures, and patterns

The transmutation of these experiences finds expression in my paintings, not through overt consciousness but as a manifestation of the embodiment of my encounters in my hands and body. A profound fascination with geological processes, shaped by time and weather, drives my artistic exploration. I am drawn to the layers that build up over time, gradually revealed by the relentless forces of nature.

Back in my studio, I emulate these geological processes in my art-making. Each painting undergoes a series of stages, mirroring the natural forces that mould landscapes—construction, destruction, growth, and decay. Much like an archaeological process, my paintings evolve through the physicality of layering pigmented beeswax, scraping it back while cooled, scoring, and shaping. This intricate technique results in highly tactile surfaces that invite viewers to explore the nuanced history embedded within each work