I'm so excited to announce that Catherine Nash's latest project: "Authentic Visual Voices: Contemporary Paper and Encaustic" is now available for purchase and viewing!
Nash's project includes 28 video interviews of artists in their studios, talking about their process, and also includes images of work from more than 100 international encaustic artists. I'm honored and humbled to be a part of this project by being featured among some of my very favorite encaustic artists: Jessica Drenk, Deborah Kapoor, Daniella Woolf and mentor-friend Erica Grimm.
Shannon Newby | Masterpieces of World Literatre | Encaustic, cut book on panel | 2011 | Featured in Authentic Visual Voices E-book
I've only just begun to dig into the wonderful interviews and have already found them to be rich and insightful. If you're interested in the materials of wax and paper, I can't recommend this resource enough!
Here's an excerpt:
"What is an authentic visual voice? It is the expression of a creative vision that is fueled by deep thinking, self knowledge and personal concerns about both one’s internal and external world. It is sustained by consistent studio practice and a deep understanding and fluency in one’s chosen media. Going deeper into one’s art means trusting one’s inner sight and intuition as well as utilizing observation during the act of creating. There has to be a willingness to shift directions as the work itself might dictate and reveal within the process. An authentic visual voice is expressed by artists who pursue the creating of work that articulates their personal truths in a powerful and visually engaging way." - Catherine Nash