MIXED MEDIA ART

As an artist, what I value the most is the free process of creation. While in crafting films and videos I need to engage a lot of planning, conscious choices and technique, the time I spend in my painting studio is an act of free meditation. My mixed media work reflects, for the most part, the joy of letting the unconscious guide me through color and shape pleasure. I find myself often creating in mixed media, I think it's the excitement of playing with endless combinations that leads me there most of the time. Collage and assemblage are omnipresent techniques in my art practice, involving paper cutouts, fabric, thread and wire, mixed together with encaustic painting, acrylic, ink and oil pastels. Encaustic is an ancient painting medium used by the Greeks and Romans for centuries. It is based on hot beeswax and pigments and It's a very thick medium, almost sculptural, that allows the artist to build and dissolve, encase other materials in it, and play with transparency/opacity effects. To find out more, you can browse my collections below: encaustic collage installations, Corona Virus series, encaustic assemblage collection, kinetic wax.

TIME-LAPSE VIDEOS

OF MY ART PROCESS

This collection includes encaustic collages created during the lockdown period of the 2020 pandemic on the topic of Covid-19.

'LOOKING OUT'   -   encaustic, collage on wood, 18W x 14H x 1 in

Iconic Audrey Hepburn peaks out of the window during social isolation for Coronavirus unaware she brought the virus in when hoarding for toilet paper.
See time-lapse video of how I made this piece in a youtube video: https://youtu.be/eP2SCO1ont0 
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'BLOWING IT'

encaustic, collage on wood

18W x 14H x 1 in

Shirley Temple carelessly blows a corona virus/dandelion  with spores spreading in all directions while first responders / doctors/ nurses in blockbuster uniforms and improvised field camps fight for everybody's lives.

See time-lapse video of how I made this piece in a youtube video: https://tinyurl.com/stsnb7x

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'BASHED IN COVID'

encaustic, collage on wood

18W x 18H x 1 in

Health care providers and delivery people as frontline workers are both our heroes and our victims during the Global Pandemic 2019-20. Featuring iconic Martin Luther King and Maya Angelou as bearers of truth and change.

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'THE GIFT'

encaustic, collage on wood

18W x 14H x 1 in

Alfred Hitchcock receives the gift of Corona Virus from one of his famous crows. Milan Duomo and Wuhan Temple share the background of this 'thriller' collage.

See time-lapse video of how I made this piece in a youtube video: https://youtu.be/cc1u123Im98.

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   CORONA VIRUS

SERIES

   ENCAUSTIC COLLAGE

INSTALLATIONS

This collection includes multi-panel works that are designed to be hung on a wall as a series of large tiles with about one-inch distance between each other.

'MEMORY OF R'

encaustic, handmade paper on wood

46W x 22H x 1 in

Installation made up of 10 individual pieces measuring 10H x 8W x 1 in each.

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'HEATHER'

encaustic, handmade paper, ink

42W x 24H x 1 in

Installation consisting of 8 individual panels, 

9W x 11H x 1 in each.

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'TRANSLATED Os'

encaustic, handmade paper, ink

60W x 24H x 1 in

Installation consisting of 8 individual pieces, 11H x 14W x 1 in each.

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'BLUE GREENS'

encaustic, handmade paper, ink on wood

26W x 32H

Installation made up of 9 individual pieces measuring 10H x 8W x 1 in each.

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Wax, textiles, metal wire and mixed media on wood. Breaking the rules with the joy of bold colors.

'SUSPENDED IN TENSION   -   encaustic, textiles and wire on wood, 14W x 11 H x 1 in

The fuzziness and softness of felt called for some smoothness and hardness of metal wire. 'Suspended in tension' is the result of a day wanting to lose myself in the beauty of colors and tactile contrasts.

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'UNRESOLVED EQUATIONS'

encaustic, textiles, seedpod and sticks on wood

9W x 11H x 3 in

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'SQUARE BASED DECISIONS'

encaustic, textiles on wood

18W x 14H x 2 in

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'REFOCUSING INTEGRALS'

encaustic, textiles, wire on wood

11W x 14H x 5 in

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   ENCAUSTIC

ASSEMBLAGE

COLLECTION

This collection is inspired by my obsession with the motion effect in still images. I focus on the beauty of movement in my everyday life as a professional video creator and it comes naturally that some of my artwork is influenced. 

'CARNIVAL'   -   encaustic on wood, 20W x 12 H x 2 in

From its conception this was supposed to be the bold and rich in color. We were coming out of Winter 2019 and I felt ready for Summer. I needed to leave all the whiteness of the Midwest snow behind and plan for days where the outdoor colors would invite me out to breath again. 

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'LAYERS OF CREED'

encaustic on wood

12W x 12H x 2 in.

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'HIDING'

encaustic, textiles on wood

12W x 12H x 2 in

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'SALMON FLOWER'

encaustic on wood

16W x 16H x 2 in

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   KINETIC

WAX

 
 

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