Some of the following pieces by myself (Raymond Sander-Regier) are now on display at Art Brûlant. To see more of these online go to my updated gallery.
Technically the pieces in this gallery are some recent work that were inspired by the encaustic technique of painting with wax. I have used the wax and pigmented wax to collage the images to the wooden surface. In this way the layers accumulate on each piece as the wax, images, paper are applied.
Visually the look of these pieces are hard to capture in 2-D. The surface looks down through layers of transparent and semi-transparent pigmented and natural beeswax. With the addition of drawings, prints and other inserted objects, the image doesn’t just work at the surface of the piece.
On the non-technical side these pieces had their start in a personal cathartic exercise. The wax and layered images reference experiences and episodes in life. They become buried in the “wax” of time. Sometimes they need to be revisited and the layers exposed for their redeeming value. Sometimes they need to be acknowledged and then buried in order to reduce their affect on today.