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Natalie Abrams – Artist Statement

These works are comprised of ribbons of wax representing the emotions captured on ribbons of film and later lost, discarded, or neglected and then deteriorated. They are our history and future. They are the dramatic pauses, glimpses of our surroundings which turn into a freeze frame where life somehow becomes particularly sensitive and. These pieces reflect the textures associated with specific, tangible experiences, moments or events and feelings, which at the moment seem overwhelming but quickly fade from memory.

The intention is to elicit a response, to connect with an old forgotten feeling or memory, and to gain from that connection – who and where we were then with who and where we are now.

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Education

2004 Stone Sculpting, Denver, CO

2002 Figure Drawing, Art Students League of Denver, Denver, CO

2000 Encaustics, R&F Encaustics, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ

1990 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Exhibitions

Solo:

  • 2007 Watermark/Cargo Gallery, Kingston, NY, Ball State University Atrium Gallery, Muncie, IN
Group:
  • 2007 Not Seeing the Forest, The Gallery at R&F Paint, Kingston, NY
  • 2007 Encaustic Works 2007, Highlighted Artist at Ball State University, R&F Paints, The Gallery at R&F Paint, Kingston, NY
  • 2006-07 Best of Colorado Artists, Denver International Airport, Denver Office of Cultural Affairs Denver International Airport, Denver, CO

Publications

  • 2008 Encaustic & Beyond: A Guide to Creating Fine Art wax

Professional Experience

  • 2005 Why Wax?, Encaustic Techniques Instructor, The Tea Box, Denver, CO

 

 
 
 
 
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