Process

2d Image making:

 

I use beeswax as my medium because of its contrary perceived connotations of preservation and jeopardy. It is an ancient medium, properly called encaustic.

 

 

My practice is process driven and the mechanical initiation of the pieces - tracing, then sculpting  in pure, filtered translucent beeswax and the ensuing burying and excavating of that image - resonate with the mechanics of laying down a memory or thought and its re-surfacing/recollection.  

 

I work by cutting away all the negative space.  It is for this reason I call these works my physical photograms.  The last excavatory process becomes a painterly one and it is at this stage where the dialogue between me and the work really begins. 

©  Jane Tudge 

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