This You Tube video is of artist Ben Hecht creating encaustic artworks, sharing his methods and his philosophy. When he is scoring into his surface, he reminds me of the scoring made by ice skates on ice. I’ve blogged already about how, when I used to do ice dance, I was always excited if first on the rink and thus first to score marks into the pristine surface of the ice.
I’m also reminded of pioneering landscapist, St Ives artist, Peter Lanyon. His artistic vision was enhanced when he took up glider flying, though it also took his life.
Scoring skies, scoring ice, scoring wax.
Shall I take up hang gliding?