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Sue McNenly

Encaustic, Booth 926

I create work purely to free my mind of visions I am bombarded with while processing the world around me.  I think in fully formed vignettes that pop into my head upon hearing a word or phrase, presenting as detailed elements floating in ethereal light and dark spaces.  Layers of translucent encaustic medium recreate the effect and serve as a mooring for fabricated and fused sterling silver and 24K gold components. Original gouache and ink paintings are nestled into these frames and whimsical sketches connect the two mediums.  The viewer is invited to experience a world where it’s ok to simply smile and take a breath.