WORKING WITH WAX: Contemporary Encaustic Painting in Northern California
Curated by Thomas Morphis
January 21 - March 6, 2010
Eileen Goldenberg — Landing 6
Thousands of dots create a matrix upon which I build up the layers of my paintings. I use a system of perception that is uniquely mined, basing the pieces on personal daily exploration.
Forms stack up on one another, morphing and growing in complexity and shapes are defined by expressive lines. The work is about stability and safe places. The large shapes protect and add whimsy with soft, leaning shapes. In the Landing series large triangular shapes seem to be landing, balancing on one toe
My medium is tempered beeswax with pigments for color. Look closely and you can see the thin lines of color surrounding the thousands of individually painted dots. The surface is waxy and lush, similar to human skin. Because I use tempered beeswax, (tree resin is added), this makes the work very durable. Beeswax is a totally renewable resource, and is a wonderful, natural, and medium.