Artist Statement

As someone involved in the arts most of my life, I have in the past four years learned a new medium, painting with encaustic paint; a combination of pigment, beeswax and tree resin. This is a very flexible and diverse medium, often combined with mixed media and collage effects. I enjoy exploring these various possibilities and how they can express the natural world around me combined with my inner experience.

Recently I have begun working with wax embedded rusted papers and fabrics as well as applying rusted metal objects to the surface of the painting. Inspiration for these paintings often comes from the objects themselves which resonate with emotions of my past and present. You might say I am in my rusty period, paying attention to the passage of time and the impact it has on me now, as well as my remembrances of the past.

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  • Leslie Wood Kamman