© 2018 Patrice Trauth

Assemblage

I am quite fond of discarded materials. My collection of "found objects" discovered and rescued, take refuge in the studio. They present themselves as a gift, inviting me to breathe new life into them. The juxtaposition of these objects place them in a new context. Their former functions are forgotten and a new story unfolds.

I fuse these fragements and collage materials onto a wood or slate surface with beeswax. Oil paint is added for color. Heating the beeswax fuses it with the oil color and collage material. Heat binds each layer to the one set down before it. This method is known as encaustic.

Canticle

Encaustic collage on wood.

26 x 20"

Journey of the Believer

Encaustic, wood, slate, thorns

18 x 20 x 4"

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Nebula #1

Slate on wood,encaustic, bones, metal, thread

19 x 14 x 1"

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Nebula #2

Sllate on wood, encaustic and found objects

19 x 14 x 1"

SOLD

Within One's Memory #1

Slate on wood, encaustic, shells, glass 

19 x 14 x 1"

Nebula #3

Slate on wood,encaustic,found objects

19 x 14 x 1"

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Within One's Memory #2

Slate on wood,encaustic,found objects

19 x 14 x 1"

Within One's Memory #3

Slate on wood,encaustic,found objects

19 x 14 x 1"

Mandala

Encaustic collage on wood.

17 x 12 x 5"

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Inscriptions

Encaustic collage on woodon metal.

23x 23 x 2"

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Emblem

Encaustic, wood, on wood

24 x 20 x2"

Convergence

Encaustic, metal, shell, on wood on metal

24 x19 x2"

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Ancestral Landscape

Encaustic, metal, stick, on wood on metal

18 x 24 x 2.5"

Landfill of Memories

Encaustic, metal, collage, on wood on metal

24 x 24 x 1.5"