This weekend I attended the opening of “Meditations: Looking In, Reflecting Out” at PerficalSense Studio. The show features work by encaustic artists Crystal Neubauer and Bridgette Guerzon Mills.
It was lovely to meet both artists and learn more about their inspiration and techniques.
Meeting Bridgette Guerzon Mills and Crystal Neubauer,
who will both teach me new skills this Spring
They were each thrilled to realize how well their independent projects complemented each other, as Crystal shares in this blog post.
“Meditations: Looking In, Reflecting Out” at PerficalSense Studio
Crystal Neubauerâ€™s work utilizes vintage papers and books to create intriguing collages. She also incorporates acrylics into her work. Since Cindy Hogan-Jevon of PerficalSense announced this exhibit Iâ€™ve enjoyed poking around on Crystalâ€™s web site.
My All in All by Crystal Neubauer
We discussed the love of antique books and â€œliving with themâ€ before incorporating them into a project.
Detail of a work by Crystal Neubauer
I was drawn to the Dutch words on this collage.
Detail of Untitled by Crystal Neubauer
Bridgette Guerzon Mills started â€˜vibingâ€™ in my life when I first saw her work in Embracing Encaustic by Linda Womack a few years ago. In July 2011 I was drawn to her piece called From the Heavens to the Earth during a FUSEDChicagoÂ show at Noyes Cultural Center. Since then Iâ€™ve been taking more photos of trees and tree branches.
Two works by Bridgette Guerzon Mills, both sold
In the Fall I picked up Somerset Workshop magazine with a sample project by her, and then The Artist UniqueÂ book I gifted myself in December contained Bridgetteâ€™s work and insights as well. So I was thrilled when she â€˜likedâ€™ my fan page and weâ€™ve been Facebooking since then. Her work was also featured at Black Cloud Galleryâ€™s Art Bazaar last month.
Detail of Rootedness by Bridgette Guerzon Mills
Bridgette also creates artist books and journals.
Meditations Artist Book by Bridgette Guerzon MillsÂ
I am excited to take Bridgetteâ€™s “Introduction to Encaustic and Mixed Media/Photography” workshop next weekend at PerficalSense Studio. Click for additional workshops by Bridgette.
Works by Bridgette Guerzon Mills
Crystal Neubauer returns in April for her “Moving Beyond the Canvas with Wax and Wire” workshop. Click for Crystalâ€™s workshop schedule. This heart piece is so intriguing to me, and I look forward to learning the â€˜howâ€™ behind pieces like that.