Caryl Gordon

Mixed media encaustics are my main focus.  During 16 years of making hand-pulled monoprints, my printing press was one of my most prized possessions. However, in the last few years I have become passionately in love with encaustic where I paint with hot wax as well as use wax as an adherent, collaging handmade fiber paper, silk fabrics and Indian cottons into my compositions. This ancient art of encaustic, going back to the Greeks and Romans, is now admired for its texture, luminosity, and archival qualities.


My paintings are mostly abstract landscapes which I create intuitively or subliminally and do not represent any particular, recognizable place.  It was Emile Zola who once said, “A work of art is a detail of nature seen through a temperament.” I imagine places not easily seen such as areas underground, underwater, in outer space or even in cyberspace. I feel my work has a musical quality to it. Although I am frequently too
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Heated Harmony 42x42 inches Sphinx:42 x 42 inches
Serenity 20x20 inches