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Mixed media on canvas


30 x 30"




I am inspired by pattern and symmetry, and after experimenting with 9 small panels for many months, I decided to unify them with the lovely cobalt blue and mount them together. This work is created with encaustic wax, a process of painting molten pigmented wax on a surface and then using a heat source to fuse the layers together. There are many many layers on these panels, and if you look closely at the striated edges, you can see the history of colors I tried before I landed on blue! The patterns are created by carving in with pottery tools, and are based on botanical images.

About this Artist

Sally Hootnick

Sally Hootnick

As a painter based in Syracuse and Chautauqua, New York, I am deeply inspired by the natural world around me. My work explores both abstract and realistic representations of nature, often blending the two in unexpected ways. Drawing and text are also important elements in my paintings, adding a layer of storytelling and personal expression to each piece. I am particularly drawn to aerial views, as they offer a unique perspective on the beauty and complexity of the natural world. In my work, I strive to convey a sense of calm and healing through the use of organic shapes and soothing color palettes. Ultimately, my goal as an artist is to create work that celebrates the beauty and diversity of the natural world, and to share that celebration with others. Through my art, I hope to inspire a sense of awe and wonder in the natural world, and to encourage…
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