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.
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 evokes a sense of greatness, something higher than ourselves.
In my new body of work, I explore the universal themes of flow embedded in our connection to the deep waters. In my work, I seek both the inner and outer world from beneath the dream-like layers of semi-transparent molten pigmented beeswax and try to build a unique point of reference in my quest to grasp that elusive wave, perpetually in motion.