Helen Evans
Helen Evans

South East Queensland, Australia

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Medium

encaustic on wood panel

Description

Life , the universe, developed from a 365 installation which was created through 2016/ 2017. The 365 project was conceived as an A6 encaustic postcard created for each day of the year. I was able to explore this amazing technique in a small format, and try every possible way of working with hot wax. I then wanted to make a series of larger encaustic pieces after the restrictions of only working at A6 for a year.
This piece is part of a series of 9,concerned with the chaos of life; the lists, the family schedules, the business and all the residual detritus. My studio was extremely untidy during the making of this piece as we were building on to our home and the studio was filled with dispossessed possessions.
The piece was ultimately an examination of what it is to have anxiety and the resulting busy mind. A mind filled with images, ideas, lists, conversations, snippets, a constant and exhausting bombardment. Life the universe… explores that internal noise through text and image.
Encaustic is an ancient technique practiced by the Greeks and Romans. It uses layers of hot wax which are fused, cut and polished to produce depth. These pieces were initially collages, then wax was applied in several layers, plus etched and filled elements and finally shellac and gold leaf. Microcrystalline wax was mainly used however local unbleached beeswax was also included.ife

TAGS

#encaustic, #contemporary, #collage, #mixed media, #text, #Gold Leaf
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