Birdie d'Agostino's Profile

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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…

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  • Joined June 11, 2007

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wood, oilpaints, acrylics, collage, beeswax, sewingpatterns, fabric

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aquietlark
A Quiet Lark

About

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 adult’s memory of being a child, of gathering what is precious and distilling it into memory.

My hope is that you are able to find a daydream in each Quiet Lark.

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