I am a printmaker and mixed media artist. My current work involves a process that integrates encaustic monotypes with mixed media.
I practice a form of “asemic writing” which is a kind of invented calligraphy. My work features seeming-symbols that evoke real letters, musical notes, and real scientific equations. These seeming-symbols are gestural abstractions that invite the viewer to project a variety of meanings into the work.
In my “Conversation Series”, I cut the encaustic monotypes up. The pieces are ‘stitched’ together with staples to create a new image and create a paper sculpture that hangs off the wall.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Michele Thrane is an abstract artist. She uses an encaustic printmaking technique and mixed media to create her gestural abstractions
Michele grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, and has B.F.A. from Ohio State University and an M.S.W. from Temple University. She has served as president of FUSEDChicago, a Midwest encaustic group, and exhibits regularly with them. She is also a new member of the Water Street Studio Artist Collective. She has participated in juried, curated, and invitational exhibits across the United States. Her work is in private collections.
Michele’s studio is in the northwest Chicago suburbs. She is represented by Atelier Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.
© Michele Thrane