Breaking open stories

hourglass stories …

Hourglass stories is an A5 card that began as a colour choice which turned into some colour effects that gave a basis for the stories to be broken-open. The hope is that the fluidity of the molten wax medium is matched by the fluidity of imagination. These stories are endless ..

Corn People Petroglyph

Corn People Petroglyph happened into existence during a playtime with the encaustic art waxes and the iron. Nothing too planned about it until the corn took form, then it all became much clearer. The corn people have many prophecies and much insight into nature and the earth. Their ways may appear simple, but when simple…

Panorama Pattern

Patterns abound in landscape and the world around us. This image came from a decision to create a view, a panorama of imagined landscape. Combining that landscape with mostly squared abstract patterns gave the result that I ended up with. Created just using the iron and the encaustic art wax block colours onto an A4…

Red Mountain Woken

The central motif of this image on an A4 white card came in very few strokes. The red mountain shouted to my eyes “Look at me, I’m here and awake!”  There was no denying that call, so the work continued on around that visual missive. Something both musical and magical built around the first expression…

Dreamt-up Garden

More white blank A4 card, more wondering what to do. Again, the wax started to melt on the iron and unplanned strokes divulged fresh stimulus to the awaiting mind. A central structure gave information, a starting point for development, a launch pad into a dream of creative discovery. The garden found its way into my…

Flow of Creativity

.. there I was, looking at an A4 piece of card and wondering what to do. The wax started to melt on the iron and before I knew it the card was covered. Then what? patterns, abstract, look and see what is coming into focus …. .. nothing yet … then, after more playing, stroking…