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Mixed media collage, 9″ x 12″

The fish are copies of 19th century zoological illustrations.

 

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More beeswax collage

I’m finding this to be a delightful medium to work with.  The melted beeswax (I use a small crockpot) gives off a wonderful scent.  The collage has a gentle glow and subtle depth and softness.  The fish (copyright-free images) were printed on a color copier (inkjet prints do not work with this method).

Coin Lost in the River, No. 2  ( a Zen koan)                                                                               beeswax collage on canvas, 8″ x 10″

Beeswax Collage

I took a class this past Sunday at Kala Institute in Berkeley where I learned the wonderful process of using beeswax to make collages on canvas.  The teacher, Elaine Chu, was great!  She is offering this class again in Feb. 2018 at the San Francisco Center for the Book:  https://sfcb.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=3005

You can see some of Elaine’s artwork here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/egchuhandcrafted

I made two collages in the class and a third one yesterday:

Fishes & Fork                                                                                                                                             8.5″ x 10.5″

 

Rain Poem by Daito Kokushi, Japanese Zen Master                                                                        (5.5″ x 7.125″)

 

Coin Lost in the River (Zen koan)                                                                                                             8″ x 10″

Save the dates for East Bay Open Studios June 2017!

East Bay Open Studios 2017

(Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville, Oakland, El Cerrito, Richmond, etc.)

June 2, 2017 — Friday Evening Opening Preview Exhibition and Party in Oakland

June 10 – 11, 2017 and June 17 – 18, 2017 — Open Studio Weekends

More Information:  http://eastbayopenstudios.com/

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