Crazy Quilt

Crazy Quilt

Encaustic, Pigment, Transistors and Pigment Stick on Steel, 3'x3'

2011

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Dawna Bemis

My Steel Tile Series has been particularly rewarding. I gather my inspiration for my patterns from Mandalas, Islamic tiles, and the Spirograph and kaleidoscopes I played with as a child. I form them from transistors and ephemera I have collected. I brush on pigment heating the panel slightly when done to make the pigment sink into the wax, achieving a cloisonné effect. I then apply a thin layer of medium to seal everything and apply a layer of pigment stick to bring out the detail, This series embodies for me why I have chosen encaustic as my medium. This process wouldn't be possible in any other medium and for me the journey is as much the purpose as the end product.

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