When I started trying to promote my own artwork online I kept coming across other people's art that amazed or compelled me in one way or another. This blog has been a way for me to practice thinking and writing about art, as well as learning more about my peers and all the incredible art that is being made out there.

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Lori Field - 2

Lori Field has done quite a bit of new work since I last featured her here in August 2009. I hardly know what to say about her subject matter. It's stream of consciousness and critical analysis is probably pointless (psychoanalysis maybe...). The effect is dream-like images that somehow manage to be both ethereal and visceral at the same time. Part of this is due to her technique. She often starts with collage, as a source reference only however, a way of gathering and recombining images in an unstudied manner. Then she'll draw the image using colored pencil on rice paper (or sometimes vintage chalk boards) or silverpoint on gessoed paper combining it all with with encaustic painting, and finally adding bits and things like flower petals, a piece of lace or whatever strikes her fancy or is at hand. It is the work of an artist who is fully committed to letting the creative process flow through her rather than trying to channel it into a preconceived vision.
Check out her website (www.lorifieldfineart.com) or go to her Flickr page to see the very latest.

For those of you in New York City (anyone?) the last piece will be included in a show that opens September 9th called :
"The Sky is Falling"
September 9 - October 7, 2010
opening reception September 9th, 6-8pm
Claire Oliver Gallery
513 W. 26th St.

Good luck Lori!

"Fantastic Voyage" colored pencil and encaustic 2010

"Do You Like My Hat II" colored pencil, encaustic, small shiny things 2010

"Cat and Mouse" colred pencil and encaustic 2009

"Love and Fear, Love or Fear"


  1. Thanks so much. No collage in any of my work though, all drawings embedded on top of and beneath the wax.

  2. Sorry Lori. What I understood from your website is that you use collage to create ideas even if the finished product is fully drawn. Is that right?