10/20/09


Jade Tree - encaustic w/mixed media - 2009


Jade Tree is today’s installment from the Gem Series. The splattered tree form really pushes this one into a more abstracted realm. In this recent work I am attempting to combine abstraction with representational images all while wrestling with this process driven media. It’s quite the journey and I often know where I want to be but have no idea how I am going to get there. I play this cat-and-mouse kind of game with the medium as the imagery fades in and out until finally it all makes sense. Today I am feeling the desire to paint but have to attend to the business side of being an artist. Another little gem tomorrow…

2 comments:

Antonia Di Castri said...

Wow, this is so beautiful! I was looking for some inspiration for a painting I'm working on right now when I stumbled upon this and am completely mesmerized! How did you manage to control your splatters so well? Congratulations, this really is an incredible piece!

Alicia Tormey said...

Thank You Antonia!