Encaustics by Bela Fidel

My work with encaustic is a collaboration and a partnership: I suggest an idea, the medium responds – sometimes it agrees, others it has something else in mind. Often I make my case toward the direction I wish to go and it helps me get there, but not without first surprising me, tickling my sense of humor, or even annoying me.

Encaustic and I… we are good friends. We enrich each other, tease each other, frustrate each other. But at the end of a day’s work, when we see the fruit of our deep interaction, we are happy!

Our goal is to enrich and surprise our viewers with a constant sense of discovery; layers of paint, both opaque and transparent create a universe that is deep, fanciful, whimsical.

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