Triggering the Creation Stories thinking – Aldrich Museum presentation

Encaustic paintingI made a presentation of my work, mostly the Creation Stories project, at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT last Saturday (1/15/2010). There were many great artist’s presentations that evening. See the two coats of paint’s post for links to all the artists presenting.

Preparing the presentation really helped focus my thinking on the project. What defines this work for me is that the viewer is given an open ended image rich with possible interpretations, and more than a few bits of stuff that might look like emerging creatures or some cosmological event. Here is an image from the presentation that hasn’t found it’s way onto this blog yet (Creation Story No.13) the painting that triggered the project. It was one of the first paintings I did in such a fluid (molten) way.