The encaustic medium is magical, vibrant and translucent.  My creative muse guides, inspires and feeds my soul through this medium, mixed media and collage.  Blessing me with endless moments of creative joy and harmony...providing those ahhaa moments about life.  Join me on this creative journey, spend some time reading my musings about this life, the blessed other souls that come into contact with mine, however brief or often, that can leave everlasting imprints on our journey....perhaps our lives might share some similarities, bringing us closer and more connected...and less isolated.

"I suppose there is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul." ~ Edith Wharton

Here's to finding those expansive moments.....

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Navigating Heart - New Encaustic Mixed Media & Collage Work

"Navigating Heart", Encaustic Mixed Media & Collage, 24 x 24 x 3, 2012

"Navigating Heart", Encaustic Mixed Media & Collage, 24 x 24 x 3 - Detail of heart

Here is the first piece for 2012 and one that will be my title piece for the new exhibit at Homer Watson Gallery, Kitchener, "Navigating Heart" will open March 25th, 2- 4 p.m. 

A lot went into this piece, I sculpted my heart, left it open intentionally, and placed within it old love letters, a past story, and left room for new stories to unfold...The heart is layered with paper collage, maps, bengali letters/script, handmade paper.  Maps will be a common element in this new exhibit.

1 comment:

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

This is an intriguing piece...the layers...the view box...the rose thorns ... everything is so inviting. How large is this work? Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart