confluence by Lisa Kairos

“Confluence” by Lisa Kairos   2012
Encaustic, paper, aluminum, oil

Notes: My work has increasingly used transparency as an integral part of my process.  This painting is a great example of how transparent wax, applied to a dark under-layer, creates varying value according to it’s thickness.

Also, this is an example of how I use modular panels to create larger works.  In this case, three panels are bolted together with heavy-duty bolts.  This makes it easier to work in my tiny studio, and easier to ship the work when it’s done.

3 thoughts on “Confluence

  1. Amy Finder

    I just realized I have a piece with the same name, also a triptych, but vertical and a totally different look (bright colors and organic textural lines). When I named it, which was a few months ago, I had recently finished an audiobook by Brandon Sanderson called “Steelheart” which features a character of the same name; I think the word was in my head, and the meaning appropriate, as it was a commissioned piece in which I had to step out of my comfort zone in order to meld her ideas with mine. Huh — interesting.

    Yours is a very beautiful piece, Lisa. I am a fan of your work. I love the subtleties and the graceful way all of your elements work together. Just lovely.


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