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This book explores the work of Joyce Gehl from her first major exhibition of encaustic painting. It features 20 full-color reproductions of the art and an essay by art critic Daniel Kany. Gehl is represented by Patricia Rovzar Gallery in Seattle, Washington.

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About the Author

Joyce Gehl
gehlartbook Seattle Washington

I seek out and am intrigued by links among seemingly unrelated objects or events.

I begin with drawings from life in order to record my vision of the essence of the subject — whether it be plant, human or object. I also photograph the subject in order to preserve a precise moment — a bud, a bloom, or the start of deterioration. These photographic studies become my base layer, sometimes disappearing entirely under the pigment and wax and other times surfacing as a whisper of what lies beneath.

By encasing texture and color in layers of hot wax, floating in space, I aim to reveal the beauty in things unseen or indefinable. My goal is to create work that is simultaneously sensual and contemplative.

Publish Date  February 15, 2010

Dimensions  Small Square  40 pgs   Premium Paper, matte finish

Category  Arts & Photography

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