I am honoured to be creating sculptures to be used as the Partnership Award for the United Nations Environmental awards celebrating 30 years since the Montreal Protocol was implemented. This award will be presented to five international recipients and one further sculpture will be placed on permanent display at the United Nations Environmental Headquarters in Nairobi in November 2017 in Montreal Canada.
Vessels: Hollow. Buoyant. Full. Satiated. Absolute. Collapse. Ruin. Void. An empty vessel embarks on a journey, becomes saturated with thoughts, visions, feelings and convictions, only to fade into obscurity. All living beings are vessels. Life runs through the veins of leaves as it does mammals. We are all connected. We are a collective. We are vessels.
Encaustic is an ancient art form The artist used melted beeswax mixed with Damar resin to strengthen the wax and pigment to colour it. Then this mixture is used to paint on a porous surface. I have taken this luscious, delectable liquid and created sculpture with it in the form of vessels. Treat these treasures as you would glass or ceramic.