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Rhythm of Life

INJA CHO's avatar INJA CHO

[COLD+HOT] SERIES: “RHYTHM OF LIFE” ENCAUSTIC AND OIL For this body of work, I used primarily encaustics and oil paint, which was challenging with its process of heating and cooling and the manipulation of tools. Unlike any other medium, encaustic painting requires careful control of materials while allowing great spontaneity of the flow of the wax. I enjoy the demanding and occasionally chaotic process because it forces me to flow along with the work and I must let the wax and oil paint fuse and find its place. The instant solidifying of wax also requires me to be patient in reapplying and manipulating the medium while carefully observing the transforming environment around me. The long process of layering the surface with wax and oil is much like the way that my emotions and memories are layered. It was a spontaneous transformation process that gave me complete freedom and inner stillness of my mind and body.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2"
  • Medium: Encaustic and Oil
  • Width: 24"
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 36"