I'm a big fan of the German artist Joseph Beuys, who used small installations as a way to speak about how we need to wake up to environmental issues. He has been a hero to me in the ways that he has included environmental issues in his art, as I do from time to time. This encaustic painting is one of my environmental pieces:
"Whale Heart: Save the Ocean"
If you're interested,it's available through the studio or here at my Etsy site:
But what made me think of environmental art and Beuys was this video about a couple in England who use grass and photography to make art.
Special thanks to Diane Smook of the Professional Women Photographers group that I belong to. Yes, I stole this from her post on the PWP
In other news, it looks as if we are moving to Rockport! The condo life is not for us (tales best told with glasses of wine when we can gather) but prices here in Portland are getting sky high b/c of the pandemic flight from NY and Boston. But RE prices 90 minutes north in Rockport are not as bad. And our offer was accepted. Commercial space for studios though are hard to come by, so after we close in April, work will begin on a new studio in the loft over the 2 car garage. But it will take 3 months to finish so I'll be setting up a temp studio in the finished basement of the house. Won't be able to do encaustic until the studio is finished b/c it's a bitch to set up the venting system and then have to redo it again. Or, maybe I'm just lazy.