mixed-media encaustic bees wax, damar, hard pastel, ink and clear wax mono-print
Today I want to show to you the thought process or is it better described as a thinking-a feeling process, yes, that is it…of one who has someone in the war.
This is a conceptual art piece that involves you the viewer to put yourself inside the mind of the image that I provide to you.
It is a self portrait in that it is not just my self portrait but the self portrait of the many stories that I have read and that I have been told of those who experience thoughts, who say prayers, who have constant concerns for loved ones so far away.
I chose to use wax medium because of its natural origins, just like our natural origins.
I chose to create the image as a mono-print because these moments are fleeting because to dwell on them would destroy us and would do us no good.
So I show to you what it is like for my husband when he sees me think of my brother, when he sees me say a prayer while I am out in the garden or sitting silently even though the television is blaring some show…it is a very private moment and I have looked up to see my husband watching silently just as I silently think of my brother.
So many are touched by our war.