I spent the first week of June at Anderson Ranch in Aspen working with encaustic artist Miranda Lake.
Miranda had the genius idea to blend modern techniques of digital media with the ancient art of encaustic painting.
During the workshop, we created digital negatives for cyanotype,van dyke, and polyester lithograph prints that were then integrated into collage.
Time in the studio was running short, so I tried to exhaust the potential of both the printing and encaustic processes rather than produce a 'finished' product.
During the critique, Miranda described me as the "monkey swinging out on the vine." Click the links to see the results of my experiments:
I printed cyanotypes on fabric and wood. I used my polyester lithograph plates on plastic, wood and paper. I textured the beeswax and I left it smooth. I took my encaustic sculptural. I embedded objects into the wax and I experimented to see how various paints, chalks, and inks would adhere to the beeswax. Eye Box excepted, I'm not sure any of it looks like "me", but I guess that is what experimentation is all about.
If you're interested in seeing more of the week's work, you can find it here.