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Glacier Atlas I

$ 12,500
  • Description
    Glacier Atlas I
    Elise Wagner
    Encaustic and oil on panel
    Size: 42 x 55 (framed)

    Elise Wagner was born in Jersey City, NJ in 1966 and is an artist based in Portland, Oregon. Elise is a 2015-16 recipient of The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. For several years, the main focus of her work has explored her fascination with contemporary scientific discovery, specifically that in physics and astronomy. Living in the Pacific Northwest has had a profound impact on her work which is made evident by the many references to topographic, geologic and cartographic surfaces. Through her use of the ancient medium of encaustic, Elise employs a certain alchemy with her materials; continually navigating within them the contradictions between the chaos and unpredictability of nature and science’s heroic efforts to understand our universe and changing climate through the wonders of its exploration.

    Artist Statement:
    As a lifelong creator, I have often felt as though I am a vessel combining different art materials to navigate my interpretation of the human experience. Making art has always been essential for as long as I continue to have something to say and feel compelled to create. My work attempts to abstractly synthesize my observations in nature and science and distill it into some form of beauty as a reflection of our rapidly evolving contemporary world.

    Motivation for my work often stems from or coincides with contemporary scientific discoveries in astronomy, physics, meteorology and climate science. My most recent work is inspired by the human impact that is causing global warming and the ice shelves to recede.

    Art has the power to transcend and express a deep and profound understanding of society, nature, technology, culture, science, the climate and geo-politics. My hope with my work is to elevate our awareness of the growing and critical crisis of climate change that our world faces.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States, Oregon
    Period: New
    Materials: Encaustic and oil on panel
    Condition: New.
    Creation Date: 2018
    Styles / Movements: Conceptualism, Color, Contemporary
    Incollect Reference #: 538238
  • Dimensions
    W. 42 in; H. 55 in; D. 4 in;
    W. 106.68 cm; H. 139.7 cm; D. 10.16 cm;
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Calloway Fine Art & Consulting specializes in contemporary art by local, regional, and international artists. CFAC offers designers, art collectors and enthusiasts a wide range of both representational and abstract paintings and prints, as well as select photography and sculpture. It also offers a small, but interesting, selection of antique and vintage artworks that complement the contemporary collection.

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