The Order of Things

Marissa Voytenko's avatar Marissa Voytenko

I was in a Pilates class not long ago when I noticed the floor boards and was fascinated by them. I loved their pattern and it struck me how similar they were to my artwork in terms of structure and pattern. So, I decided I would replicate the pattern by using wood strips. In this case, I used popsicle sticks and cut them to the size I desired. Approximately, three hundred of popsicle sticks were glued to a wooden substrate with encaustic (beeswax-based medium) paint applied on top. Some strips of wood have been removed or broken off to create more texture and actual depth. I did not want the pattern to be exact, but more organic and weathered. The painting itself is an abstract landscape and also a part of a larger series of abstract landscape paintings called "Timescapes". The idea behind the "timescape" is to exhibit the change of a place over a span of time.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: encaustic and popsicle sticks
  • Width: 36 inches
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 36 inches