Allow us to introduce ourselves!
We four artists joined together over our common concerns about the nature of our world and committed ourselves to finding ways that we, as artists, can effect change.
We explore the interconnectedness of all living things, human responsibility for the health of the planet, and the need to restore balance and sustainability to our beleaguered and endangered environment. In doing so, we challenge the boundaries of the artist’s role in determining the future of our world through our message. We are dedicated to the noble pursuit of raising awareness of the need for sustained efforts in reclaiming the natural balance of ecosystems on our planet.
We make use of the ancient medium of encaustic (hot wax painting) and mixed media to convey our individual messages.
“Encaustic” painting also known as hot wax painting is a painting technique that was popular during the Greco Roman Period. The word “encaustic” means to burn in. Hot beeswax, damar resin, and oil paint are combined and heated to create an encaustic painting. When painting in encaustic, the melted wax fused with pigment naturally interacts with light, creating a luminousity easily perceived.
We employ encaustic, cold wax, and mixed media as a unique means for exploring the subtle and mesmerizing affinity imparted by our natural surroundings.
Elemental Exhibit History
Crossroads: 4 Perspectives, Worcester State University, 2019
TIPPING POINTS: Changing Paradigms, Thayer Gallery, Thayer Academy, Braintree, MA, 2018
Elemental: Contemporary Encaustic, Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA, 2018-2019
Compelling Progressions, Phoenix Gallery, The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA, 2016.
Elemental Encaustic: Four Artists, ArtSpace, Maynard, MA, 2012
Hot Wax/Cold Metal, Art at 12 Gallery, Fort Point, Boston, MA, 2011