Category Archives: Encaustic Art

Found:Unbound I


I recently finished the first little work in the series – a sort of dismantled artist book – which I’m calling, for now at least, Found Unbound.  Here it is, framed. Here’s the work at an earlier stage. I wrote … Continue reading

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The Space of Possibility


I was supposed to write about Weybourne in this blog but in the meantime visited the Georgia O’Keeffe and Wilfred Lam exhibitions at Tate Modern. There’s a difference between viewing art in real life and online. The Internet has made it … Continue reading

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Walking the Paradox – Found Unbound with the Corinthians


I’m following-up on my blog of 1st September – Adventuring – with an artistic adventure I’ve been having. I’m calling it Found Unbound. Found Unbound is about an artist’s book. Found halted in the process of being unbound, or found … Continue reading

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Pulling out the Strands: Wildness


“Wildness we might consider as the root of the authentic spontaneities of any being. It is that wellspring of creativity whence comes the instinctive activities that enable all living beings to obtain their food, to find shelter, to bring forth … Continue reading

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An Artist Book for Healing: Ethiopian Healing Scrolls, Aporia, Knots and Ikupasuy


“All over the world, people make objects to hold and send their prayers. There are special ceremonies found in ancient cultures and practiced today, that involve the construction of ‘holders and senders’ of prayers from natural materials. Prayer carriers have … Continue reading

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The Ginger Echternach Gospels, Ginger Cup Cakes and the Dream of the Ginger Kitten


HEALTH HAZARD WARNING. IF YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE A GO AT MAKING ENCAUSTIC MEDIUM, TAKE PRECAUTIONS. THE PROCESS INVOLVES MELTING BEESWAX AND DAMAR RESIN. OBVIOUSLY, MOLTEN WAX/RESIN CAN CAUSE SERIOUS BURNS. VENTILATION IS IMPORTANT: BEESWAX WHEN MELTING/MELTED GIVES OFF FUMES … Continue reading

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Carpets and Encaustics – Preparing Ground


I’ve managed to find time and space in the current carpetting chaos to prepare a few more encaustic/Plaster of Paris surfaces to work on. And in the process realised that in both cases, I’m preparing ground. You can’t build anything … Continue reading

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Stitching a Ladder to Climb


Ladder Stitch I Recycled Sari Silk 3 February 2016January 2016 was not a good month. In some ways. I’ve been sick. We’re having new carpets fitted (an enormous upheaval ). I’m working surrounded by chaos. Continue reading

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Shimacho


The image to the left, courtesy of wafuworks is of a page of a shimacho. Shimacho (Japanese) means stripe book. They are fabric sample books. They have a number of purposes. Sometimes they are  commercial samplers. Sometimes records, created by … Continue reading

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January Blue Note


I don’t do January at all well. The crescendo of Christmas and New Year has past. I am diminished. January is a grey note, repeated. I want to hibernate. Sleep till spring. Curiously, when I do sleep, I have colourful … Continue reading

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