origin of life

 |  May 8, 2007

origin of life, encaustic, 8×8 inches

Ferns, for me, symbolize a timelessness. Ancient, primordial life. Ferns speak to me with their simple form, geometry of shape, fragile strength. They echo eternity and history. Ancient life. Survival. Shelter.

This piece is tentatively titled right now. I may change it later. Sometimes I know exactly what the titles are…and other times I find it hard to name a piece. Speaking of titles, I finally came up with a title for my show this fall: “Expecting: explorations in mixed media”. Very excited. And now with the title out of the way, I can just keep on keeping on.

Coincidentally I just saw that Inspire Me Thursday‘s prompt for this week is foliage. I thought I would submit this since I just finished this piece.


  1. by carra on May 8, 2007  4:41 pm Reply

    Beautiful and intriguing! What does "encaustic" mean?

  2. by bridgette on May 8, 2007  5:05 pm Reply

    thank you both!
    carra- encaustic is painting with hot wax + pigment.

  3. by melanie on May 8, 2007  7:33 pm Reply

    Bridgette, this is gorgeous. so calming and soothing. all of your art has such a tranquility about it. i still haven't had the chance to try encaustics but... someday.

  4. by Deb G on May 9, 2007  8:49 am Reply

    This is beautiful. I've been playing with bees wax too. It's so much fun. I love the way the colors in your piece blend together.

  5. by Zhenia on May 9, 2007  9:00 am Reply

    Fantastic! I love the look of encaustics.

  6. by Angela Rockett on May 9, 2007  2:47 pm Reply

    It's beautiful!
    I love the title for your show too. Perfect! I look forward to seeing your show, so please keep us updated.

  7. by Tricia Scott on May 9, 2007  3:39 pm Reply

    bridgette, what a lovely piece and one i could just stare at for hours! i agree with melanie---very soothing and tranquil.
    i love the name of your show too!

  8. by platinum blonde on May 10, 2007  10:39 am Reply

    this is so beautiful. i am always amazed by encaustic works. i love the colors...and the lace looking bottom

  9. by vivien on May 11, 2007  7:46 am Reply

    I really like both your encaustic and fabric works. I've never tried encaustic, virtually everything but .... I really must try it.

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  10. by Dawn on May 11, 2007  10:40 am Reply

    This is GORGEOUS!!!


  11. by Lindsay on May 11, 2007  3:05 pm Reply

    I found you through Vivien's place and DANG, that girl has good taste I LOVE your work. I'll be back again!!

  12. by AluapPaula on May 20, 2007  4:52 pm Reply

    Leave it tilted. It works better that way...nothing is ever perfect and it helps to live in the moment when you can keep sight of the fact that life is never perfect.

  13. by Shawn on October 8, 2008  1:49 pm Reply

    Love this one, it's incredible. ::bookmarks blog::

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