Dara Solliday

Encaustic Paintings

Regrade 4   36" x 48"   Encaustic Mixed Media on Wood

Artist Statement:

Using encaustic paint as a vehicle for mixed media, my work combines architectural images of land pattern, structure, and urban development into multi-layered views of home and landscape. In the process, I reconstruct historic images of land projects in paint and wax, incorporating found objects, text and schematic visuals that indicate the human hand and its proclivity for altering the space around it. The resulting surfaces are heavily worked, implying their own synchronous history as a construction site.