Wednesday, February 28, 2007

WAXING POETIC - encaustically speaking



Painting in encaustics, which is an ancient, artistic medium, is my newest creative passion. I feel as if am participating in mystical alchemy through the process of heating, melting, adding, fusing and peeling away hot, brilliant color.

The process takes over my consciousness, and I imagine myself on an archeological dig, diving deep into the realm of the archetypes.

I am lost in an ancient journey of discovery, carving and digging for patterns and imaginal motifs.

My encaustic pieces remind me of ancient encrusted treasures, with each work becoming a sacred artifacts.
This process allows me to participate in a deeply physical way, with an ancient artistry and seems to naturally bring forth images of healing and myth.

Here are some of my encaustic paintings..
..."The Blessing"...

..Spirit House.....


......A Prayer for the Earth.....

......" Joyous Union.....



Notice how rich and lusterous the colors are....encaustics glow and shine like colorful jewels....

Not only that...although the process is labor intensive... it is also both fun and magical.....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Caterina,

I really like the way you explained your encaustics. It was awesome how you could really tell that you meant what you were saying. I think that it is very cool how you explain how you felt about your art.

sincerly,Haleigh F.