Encaustic:
Pairings

August 2017

Artist's Statement  For the last two years I've been working with the ancient medium called encaustic, which is beeswax colored with earth pigments. In this series I call "Pairings",  the sculptural and textural qualities of wax free me from the rigors of observational drawing. Instead, the focus is on the joy of spontanaity- a process is very much like the way I cook- tasting and intuiting my way towards something complete and balanced. While some names refer to aromas and tastes, others describe fleeting moments of discovery. In the final presentation, I paired each of two finished pieces to create unexpected "visual flavor" combination or gustatory experience.  

savory
mellowed by lemon oil
berry aroma
mixing meditation
simle syrup
Fatty and Savory
umami
Lemon curd and Pepper
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acerbic and honeyed
Heating Elements
smoke and wine
burbon and brine
Seared
Poblano and Pollo
chemistry of baking soda
white hot
piquant
piquant and smokey
stock pots
tang
Toothsome merengue
brine
gustatory magic
heat and tang
blueberry buckle
artificial flavoring
Candied citrus
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Rainy Night Dinner Date
Sunwarmed
ready the table
bitters
black salt
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Herbs De Provence
pickled
a little buttery
upon entering the restaurant
chilled blue crab
sweet and smokey
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Juniper berry
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three kinds of basil
Added Into the Liquid
meadow to milk
Sage Derby
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©2017 by Jennifer McCormick.

piquant and smokey

Encaustic 4"x 8"x 1.5"