Canadian artist France Benoit presents a collection of encaustics impressed by the sweetness and imperfection of life. View extra of her portfolio on her website.
I really feel privileged to work day by day utilizing an historical means of portray; Encaustic. I’ve at all times liked to work with dwelling supplies, and what higher than a fabric product of beeswax and tree sap?
Encaustic affords an unparalleled conservation of shade, in addition to a wonderfully pure and environmentally pleasant medium for portray. I combine my very own colours more often than not by including pigments to my medium.
My artistic course of is according to my values: respect for the setting and exploration of human conduct and feelings. This affect manifests itself in my environment and in our humanity, which explains why I favor an summary or stylized method. Spending hours in my studio mastering numerous strategies has confirmed to be an inexhaustible supply of inspiration. Over time, it has grow to be the DNA of my inventive journey.
I principally work in collection, my present mission being known as The Imperfect Wheels of Life. The phrase “imperfect” typically has a adverse connotation. It appears like a flaw, one thing that must be corrected, hid or prevented in any respect prices. However imperfections are a obligatory and essential element of our existence. The truth is, our imperfections had been completely designed to assist us study and perceive our journey.
It is just our notion that determines what is ideal or not. But most of us try to come back as shut as potential to our thought of perfection, whether or not in how we see ourselves or how we see individuals round them. We regularly have a tough time accepting that issues don’t prove precisely the way in which we would like them to. It might probably trigger us to really feel pissed off, depressed, uncertain, and even helpless.
How can we free ourselves from a perfectionist mentality and start to just accept an imperfect life in an imperfect society?
This collection is a piece on “letting go” of the imperfections that I understand. I begin with a stone, after which I select a restricted shade palette. I primarily attempt to recycle the supplies in my workshop or purchase secondhand supplies. Each portray within the collection will depict a distinct emotion or feeling. Within the closing product, you may see a sure magnificence that stands out regardless of the “flaws.”
As an rising artist, I’m deeply grateful to enter my first gallery with this collection. I can be presenting a part of the Imperfect wheel of life from August on the Lenoir Gallery Montreal-Paris on Saint-Paul road West in Previous Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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