My paintings reflect a search for reconciliation between apparent contradictions. Whether it be creation and destruction, sexuality and spirituality, light and dark, or accidental and intentional, I express these dichotomies through process. My pieces are created by layering, collaging, glazing, and painting different elements together. I then destroy certain parts of the image by stripping away layers to reveal my contradicting techniques. I work with encaustic (a blend of beeswax and oil paint) as well as some acrylics with inclusions.
Date posted: April 18, 2013 Author: mauri