18 Feb New Works in Yellow
When I began creating ‘Color Studies in Yellow’ using encaustics, I was imitating my daughter’s exploration with finger-painting at age eighteen months. I had filmed her scooping globs of fingerpaint with her hands and stopped for a few seconds to reconcile the color (vibrant blue) with how the creamy-paint felt (cold, silky, wet). Can a color (not paint) carry a tacit quality? Warm encaustic wax medium has a body, translucency and texture that allows me to ‘fingerpaint.’ By limiting my palette to hues of yellow, this series explores a very subtle and tacit quality, and embodied memory of yellow.