Each month, Hubbell & Hudson Kitchen features one of eight local artists; known as the &EIGHT group.
March 2015; we are featuring Mary Ploegsma’s paintings.
Me and My Shadow
Encaustics by Mary Ploegsma
Encaustic from the Greek ‘Enkaustikos’ meaning ‘to burn in’. Encaustic art dates back to 100-300 A.D. and was used by the Egyptians and later by the Greeks and Romans. It is also known as ‘hot wax painting’ as a pigment is often added to the wax which is applied in layers to a surface.
Encaustics as an art form has intrigued me for years and last summer, while in Victoria B.C., I had the good fortune to be part of an Encaustic workshop with artist/photographer Tony Bounsell. These pieces are the result of that experience.
For more information on Mary Ploegsma’s work, visit www.maryploegsma.com.