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Stormchaser’s Dream

Stormchaser’s Dream is one of the group of encaustics I exhibited at my former gallery Yumart, back in 2016.

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Stormchaser’s Dream, 2016, encaustic on wood

Like the others, I started with a lozenge-shaped chunk of wood which I created from a plank using a jigsaw and a mini-grinder. I applied the pigmented wax with various tools and also carved back into the wax, a process which reminded me of an art activity I did as a kid with wax crayons. As the painting took shape I began thinking about those characters who drive around North America in camper vans with the goal of driving into crazy-assed storms, just because.

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