May resident Winston Lee Mascarenhas, from Dallas, TX, plays us a song and talks to us about the connection between music and his encaustic work.
From his bio:
"My art is about the joys in life and is directly inspired by rhythm, harmony and the repetition of music... My work began as a therapeutic expression to help me cope with the stress of a demanding occupation, but it has become so much more. Having seen so much conflict and tragedy, I deliberately set out to create art that would function much as classical music has in my life; it is meditative, structured (metered), and serves to reinvigorate the weary soul. My work is heavily process-driven and in a state of near-constant emergence. it is an exercise in controlled chaos to carefully build up layers only to scrape and gouge sections away and reveal the true integrity of the object, much like in life."
He is represented by Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas, TX and Wade Wilson Art in Houston, TX and Santa Fe, NM. To see more of his work please visit his website: wlmascarenhas.com/