Love has so many layers. Some of them obscure each other as they overlap and intertwine. Love is translucent and transcendent. It is with this in mind that I present to you “Love is Real”, a many-layered, many textured encaustic painting for my contribution to On Deck IV. Making this deck was a lot of fun, and it does not look anything like the initial sketches I had for it. I hope you enjoy it.
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven?
And is not the lute that soothes your …
…learning much about the logistical process of putting these pieces together. One major struggle I’m having is that the metal upon which I’m mounting everything is so thin, I’m having to mount the metal itself onto a piece of wood & hanging it with wire means it pulls away from the wall quite a bit.
Rusty metal, worn wood, decayed wires. Love, when it first sparks, burns hot. Love needs heat to form, just as metal does, and glass. If the fire burns too hot, it burns itself out. When allowed to cool, it forms a solid recognizable thing that is affected by the ravages of time, and becomes more beautiful as it is exposed to the elements.