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2D Mixed Media | 3D Mixed Media
Birmingham, AL

2D Mixed Media
Birmingham, AL

Artist Description
My encaustic works are imbedded with the lives of many. There is an old myth that says when your name disappears, you disappear. Through this series of work, I  investigate why some stories become a part of our lexicon and some do not. With collage, using just one item or element that does not belong to you but rather contains its own history, allows the owner’s original story to continue; the name to remain.

Similarly working with the medium of encaustic, wax becomes a figurative container for these memories and stories. Wax has several inherent qualities that allow it to withstand the test of time. Encaustic art dates back to the 4th century BC in Ancient Greece, and is known for its capability of preserving works for over 2000 years without cracking. By encasing these objects within this material, memories have the ability to persist and remain, revealing layers of time as their own brand of relic.

Artist Bio
Marge Luttrell, an encaustic mixed media artist, hails from Knoxville, Tennessee. She received her Masters from the University of Tennessee and is a Fulbright Scholar. Along with exhibiting her work throughout the country and winning many awards, she is also an encaustic workshop teacher at Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont, Touchstone, and many others throughout the U.S. and Europe.


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