Friday, January 27, 2012

Glimpsing Through Shell Ice

As I stood before these chards of ice with various natural objects lying inside them, I became entranced by their luminosity. With the medium of encaustic on board I began to represent this fragile, transitory slates of nature.

The resulting work now make up a series of four 12" x 12" boards that have become mixed media pieces containing what I saw that day, luminous areas of lines, shapes, pieces of dried leaves, seeds. I also embedded the haiku Bob created to commemorate these delicate formations. I hope you enjoy this collaborative work as well. It claims as its title: 

Glimpsing through Shell Ice

glimpsing through shell ice
assuming aqua spirit
grey trunks nod, yearning