Fractals and Dancers

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Here is a collection of Encaustics* that have been brewing over the past year.    Encaustics offers challenges and new possabilities for image creation.    Here are some reflections on life as fractal, on the beauties of corporate music and dance, when the individual willingly steps aside to make way to a new larger coorporate beauty. The many become a new joyful one in the willing mutual submission.   

*Encaustics are paintings made with wax.   Mine are worked in natural beeswax with added Damar Resin to raise the melting point.   Encaustic painting gives the opportunity for additive and subtractive processes, scraping backing and layering back in.    Each layer gets fused to the last creating a solid durable painting while creating many milky cloudy transparent layers.  

Street Musician
Street Musician

Clarinet player on the street next to a boat.

The Dance Club
The Dance Club

Django Reinhardt style Jazz Band Plays for four sets of dancers. The many flow in one movement.

Fractal 1
Fractal 1

Fractal in Wax

Gravity and Grace
Gravity and Grace

The play between forces that suspend existence in perfect balance between the upward pull and the downward stabilizing forces.

The Swing Dance
The Swing Dance

Two Champion Dancers Dance as one in playful movement in front of the band in the background.

Guitar Player
Guitar Player

The one is made up by the many. This echos the multiplicity of mind, and fractal nature of intra-personal experience, interpersonal experience and collective experience.

Fractal 2
Fractal 2

Fractal study of triangles and circles. Life is Fractal.

Greek Urn Dance
Greek Urn Dance

Convex board holds the image of musicians and dancers inspired by Greek Pottery.

The Band
The Band

The band clumps as a new organism in front of what looks like an old vinyl record.