- encaustic & mixed media
- October 1 - 31, 2015
- Artists Reception: October 1, 6 - 8 PM
A collection of 20 new works, “SEEDS" is a visual journal and metaphor for life referring to life as it seeks to blossom, at its beginning point. The works are a unique blend of interesting material use, and innovative technique. Gehl begins her encaustic process by bending the boundaries of photography, capturing a precise moment and then masking it in layers of pigment and wax often finishing or highlighting with oil. The resulting imagery is complex, lyrical, and rhythmic and is informed not only by her environment, but by keen observation of the simple beauty she finds in common elements, whether they be plant or object. Just as the environment shapes our lives in the beauty of the flower, Gehl’s paintings emerge from a complex history with the layers of textured wax and pigment a testimony to both the finished product and the process of creating it. Her goal is to paint work that is simultaneously sensual and contemplative.