Linnea Martina
 
 

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C | Natures Vibrations

My work is driven on the ancient and re-emerging medium of encaustic; beeswax and resin, worked in a molten state with the added pigments of oil paint. My work is in the form of abstract landscapes and snapshot details of nature, exploring ideas of reflection, vibrations, movement and ideas of seismic. I don't necessarily always ponder what is happening above ground but happenings below! Reflecting on space, time, relationships, interactions between people and energy. My intention, to spark personal recollections in the viewer from an unconventional perspective, carefully building layers leaving a translucent history, (obsession with layers!) using depth of colour, luminescence, sculptural textures and surface transitions, transitions of slight sodalities. Though the fluvial and sculptural qualities of wax, I navigate memory. The complexity of this process takes me on a journey each and every time I paint, the adding and subtracting of the wax revealing layers that have pre excited and the conscious decisions of leaving layers un touched, and some built up for sculpture aspects. The multi layering of wax I see it as a metaphor for life; the conjunction between nature and the layers we create from memories, dreams and reflections. The melting wax challenges real and perceived boundaries present in life and proves that our imaginations and intuition alter the stagnation or fluidity of all boundaries. This work will change every time you study it. The dance with the molten wax back and forth embarks me on a journey to the mystery of the 'not knowing'. While working I keep myself in a fluid balance between meditation and examination until a satisfying equilibrium is reached. Not knowing when the piece is done until it is worked and reworked when that journey is complete. The hands-on labor and the intensive process leaves me with pieces that have many layers of mystery and metaphor, with my aim to create a calm core within disarray, leading the eye through a multi layering journey of great depths, stirring that reflection or emotion for the viewer.
Fade Away
Below/Above- Natures Vibration Series
That Fox
Natures Vibration Series | B

Encaustic | Watercolour

These works have a watercolour created first and then the encaustic over top. The majority of Linnea’s art is in the ancient and re-emerging medium of Encaustic; beeswax, resin and oil paint pigment worked in a molten state. The flow and substance of encaustics, the glow and translucence of suspended pigment continue to intrigue her. The physical process that is required from encaustic is much a part of Linnea’s work as the end result. Linnea’s work is in the form of abstract landscapes and snapshots of details in nature. Carefully building layers of depth with slight sodalities. Influenced with encaustic artists like Alicia Tormay’s incredible use of shellac burns and Robin Luciano’s translucent paintings, both using nature to inspire and transpire encaustic into amazing works of art. Natures unseen vibrations and energy bring Linnea to her canvas. She doesn’t necessarily always ponder what is happening above ground but below, seismic happenings! Reflecting on space, time, relationships, interactions between people and energy. Linnea’s intention is to spark personal recollections in the viewer from a unconventional perspective using colour, sculptural textures and surface transitions….Carefully building layers of depth with transitions of slight sodalities this work will change every time you study it. Linnea’s work has been selected to be on a cover of a local Art Newspaper, can be seen at shows like Art Calgary, selected for group shows and has a constant showing a juried group shows.
Lazy Susan
Mush Series
Delayed Dinner