FUSEDChicago members organized alphabetically by last names: A-F
Artist Listings on this page: Dan Addington, VA.dePintor, Alicia Forestall-Boehm, Sue Cahill, Denise Funfsinn
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Frequent European travel has had a profound impact on my work, which includes references to anatomical imagery, memorial sculpture, romantic symbolism and religious iconography. Wood, wax, and tar are married to the processes of building, weathering, eroding and layering, to create a history that can be investigated and experienced by the viewer. These materials are meant to recall and engage the physical body and evoke a meditational response.
Website: www.danaddington.com Email: email@example.com
I was born in LaGrange, IL, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Painting from Hope College, Holland, MI. I went on to get a Masters in Social Work from Jane Addams at University of Illinois. After working in adoption and with women for years, I draw upon my experiences to portray deep emotions in women and the struggles they face. Encaustic is the perfect medium to explore the many layers each individual possesses, some visible and others hidden.
I work in several interdisciplinary areas in various materials. In choosing the format of the artworks, I’m drawn toward the media that best embodies and supports the idea. Often works entomb cast-offs such as, peach pits, mango pods, cigarette butts, insects, bones and dried fish into molten wax. This waxing of found objects or cast offs carries connotations intrinsic to the medium. This infusion of wax and or paint lends itself to a wide range of tactile encounters.
Website: www.vadepintor.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I reside in downtown Chicago and examine the definition and nature of the urban existence though my art. Fascinated with the idea of chaos and the imprecise sense of harmony and order, I seek to deconstruct this environment into the sparest of abstract compositions, giving testament to the complex, yet simple beauty of an urban landscape. The organic quality and textural nature of the wax brings dimension and life to the surface of my encaustic paintings.
Website: www.afboehm.com Email: email@example.com
I’ve always reveled in fabric, threads, yarns, paper, paint, clay, wire and beads to express my love of color and texture. Encaustic painting allows me to combine everything I love into redolent, sensuous, luminous layers of pigmented beeswax. The honey-scented wax evokes recollections of family and heritage. When not teaching preschool-aged children with developmental delays, I paint with beeswax: melting, brushing, scraping, incising and fusing it into images documenting memories. Website: www.inspiredillusions.biz/inspiredblog
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