encaustic monotypes on kitakata paper
The processes and materials that I use become metaphors for my ideas. I cultivate chance occurrence by utilizing the effects of gravity, heat, and chemical action. In my encaustic monotypes, I move molten, pigmented wax over a heated plate using dance-like body movements. These gestures arrest in a Zen moment, an instant that is not pre-conceived. Asian paper is laid over the plate and the encaustic image is absorbed. These fractal-like images reveal a hidden order. I want others to question their expectations and become aware of the interplay between reality, nature, spirit and art. It is my way of making the unknown visible.
© Paula Roland