Those of you who follow my art making account on Instagram will notice I haven’t done any encaustic in a while. Unfortunately, my health has plummeted, again, as it does every year around this time, and encaustic work requires a certain baseline amount of energy that I don’t have. I’ve had to adjust to art forms that are doable from bed. Encaustic is definitely not one of them!
This is an ongoing series started in 2019 that was inspired by a narrative textile piece I made with fabric and glue in grade 4. It was wonderfully tactile and I spent many hours of childhood stroking the textures of the various fabrics. Harkening back to that grade school project, I have chosen materials that appeal to my inner child, and have tried to keep the assembly and stitching wild, naive, loose, and pleasurable to touch.