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Barbara Talbott

Barbara Talbott

Artist Work

Us...Them
2017
Encuastic
24x36
Opposite Views
2017
Encaustic
16x40
Pigeon Holes
2017
Encaustic
16x64
Pigeon Holes
2017
Encaustic
16x64
Resistance
2017
Encaustic
24x24
Integration
2017
Encaustic
36x48

Artist Information

County
Prince George's County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

I started working with encaustic medium, pigments suspended in bees wax, about a year ago. I loved how the material cooled quickly allowing me to build up colors. With encaustic, the layers are translucent and the texture develops as the material is applied over and over areas of the board. As I explored this medium, I began to visualize emotions I've felt over my lifetime and put them into the work. I thought about how we divide ourselves by the way we speak, the way we dress, or the neighborhoods in which we live. Those ideas became the work I was creating. I wanted to visually create the feelings I experienced when I thought of those separations.