Work With Provenance

I have a few pieces of work to offer that come with provenance.

Definition:

Provenance, from the French provenir, “to come from”, refers to the chronology of the ownership, custody or location of an object.

The piece pictured below, Black Ops Grid, 2013,  is returning to LA with me after having hung in the International Encaustic Artists conference Masters Show in Santa Fe, NM. It hung along side other outsanding art made by artists from around the globe. I am offering it for sale with FREE shipping in USA until December 31, 2013.

After that I may add the work to other shows nationwide making the work unavailable for purchase (for the duration of these future shows).

Suzanne Gibbs, Gold Weave, 2013, encaustic, ink, gold leaf, 10 x 10, $560

Suzanne Gibbs, Black Ops Grid, 2013, encaustic, ink, gold leaf, 10 x 10, $560.

Detail:

Suzanne Gibbs, Gold Weave (Detail), 2013, encaustic, ink, gold leaf, 10 x 10, $560

Suzanne Gibbs, Black Ops Grid (Detail), 2013, encaustic, ink, gold leaf, 10 x 10, $560.

Black Ops Grid was made on a cradled panel using several layers of encaustic medium. Upon each layer of medium I painted India ink patterns such as dots and stripes. The ink was fused to the surface of the wax once the ink had dried. After approximately 20 layers of this repeated process I allowed the surface to fully cool. Then, I used gold foil drawn onto the surface of the wax using a dull pencil over gold leaf sheets. The edges of the panel on this art are elegantly finished in deep black India ink.

And one more work of art with provenance. Symbol Writing was in the Members Only show at EncaustiCON 2013, and is also available for sale.

Suzanne Gibbs Studio, Symbol Writing, 2013, Encaustic, tissue paper, sumi paper and ink on cradled panel, 10 x 10. $560

Suzanne Gibbs Studio, Symbol Writing, 2013, Encaustic, tissue paper, sumi paper and ink on cradled panel, 10 x 10. $560.

Detail:

Suzanne Gibbs Studio, Symbol Writing, (Detail), 2013, Encaustic, tissue paper, sumi paper and ink on cradled panel, 10 x 10. $560

Suzanne Gibbs Studio, Symbol Writing, (Detail), 2013, Encaustic, tissue paper, sumi paper and ink on cradled panel, 10 x 10. $560

This work was made using the process of repeated patterns on tissue paper with india ink. The patterned paper was made using brush strokes or rubber stamp repeats. The sheets of patterned paper were then cut into smaller bits to be used as collage elements. The bits of paper were assembled into place using a process called hot wax palette collage. Then, hot wax stylus drawing in magenta completed the image. The work is finished by being mounted on a cradled birch panel the sides are treated with encaustic medium to seal the wood and enhance the grain.

Please contact me if you have any further questions about the work, or if you have an interest in purchasing my work with (limited) provenance. I can be reached at: suzanne@suzannegibbs.com or 707-738-5886. Thank you.

Many thanks to all the volunteers and organizers, presenters and artists at EncaustiCON 2013 for making my first conference attendance a joyful experience! Thank you to all of the students in my classes for your patience, kind words, and excellent questions! May each of you enjoy creative abundance from the experience of attending EncaustiCON 2013!

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