My mission is to create dynamic, vivid, and darling artwork that inspires ideas about the world people see around them. Just as we must live in both a “real” world and in the world of our minds and imaginations my work interlaces what I see and what I imagine. I strive to find the link between the reality and my inner being. Woven throughout my work are glimpses of what I see and what I can imagine. Building a visual tapestry by collecting a texture, a shape, a color, or a particularly nice line is a powerful tool in my art making. The constant transformations that occur over the course of creating inspire me to observe the extraordinary in the ordinary.
The use of encaustic wax in my art practice allows me to explore multiple layers of translucency. Materials such as thread often become part of the tapestry in the layers of wax. The transparent and translucent layers allow me to choose what I reveal or conceal. When I enter my studio I weave what I have captured, glimpsed, or noticed from the corner of my eye. The evolutionary path I travel with each image is a unique perplexity. The revelations that are unveiled surprise and delight.
- Robin VanHoozer