|Plattsburgh State Art Museum
SENIOR EXHIBITION 2005
April 16 - May 15 Burke Gallery & Myers Lobby Gallery
Anthony AllenMatt BlodgettJack BrandEleanor BrennesholtzVel CapewellIvy CareyGenessa Chamberlain
Daniel ChristieMeghan DresslerGustavo EspinalMotoko HiraiwaEstelle HubbardJeremy IaquintoChristina Kerr
Kari KippMichelle MentonSamantha OrtegaAlison ParisiAdam PlassKelli RabideauKevin SabourinShanna Sweeney
Stanley TrelaJaclyn WeldonKelly WhitfordTakara WilliamsAshley Wolff
Self Portrait on Fabric, encaustic on fabric 36 x 30 x 2"
Painting is a medium that allows me to truly express
myself. It is the techniques and variety of materials
that can be incorporated into the medium that I find so
intriguing and exciting. My works are born from the sturdy
canvas frame. And it is at this starting base that my paintings
can be imagined. Working in encaustic is a challenging process.
I feel it is this quality (learning something new about it every
day) that I find so attractive. This is why I hope to continue
working in the wax, or until I have learned all I can from it.|
My work develops in a delicate balance of whim and planning. I view the painting in my mind before it is even accomplished. Then I present sketches and models which I can develop a piece from. But the element of whim emerges when the wax is applied. I never know what one color will do to another or how one fabric will react to the wax. The element of pattern is another aspect of my work that I find striking. These three elements combine so perfectly to create my work.
The work I am developing right now in encaustic is more autobiographical than I like to admit. My self-portraits are really developed out of a frustration of materials but have emerged into a unique series. It was through these portraits that I learned to develop the figure, separate from the face.
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