Birdie Krebs' Profile
One of my favorite quotes is, "The greatest art in the world is uninhibited childhood play." This is how I try to approach each painting, with joy and exploration.
I am fascinated with the possibilities of using encaustic wax in my collages. I use fragrant, unrefined beeswax as my medium. It is a very sensuous and infinitely malleable medium. I love the emotional tonalities it gives, the way it diffuses light, the way it provides my little stories the simultaneous feeling of old age and timeless child-like fantasy.
The constant flux of heating and solidifying starts
a dance-like interaction between artist and medium.
The process of applying, scraping down and digging back to elements of another time (even if it was just moments ago or a few layers beneath a translucent surface) is much like an...
- Joined June 11, 2007