Roberts-Camello: Obstacles are part of everyone’s life. They have a tendency, if not dealt with, to become so huge and overbearing that they transform into phobias, only to be avoided. Overcoming them are some of our greatest achievements as individuals. They come with lessons and allow us to grow and change. What is left behind?
I see a relationship in these encaustic skins to human emotions and blocks that prevent us from moving forward in life. They reference perseverance and frailties that when faced help us to grow and change, like shedding a layer in order to stretch out and be stronger from the experience. They feel like life forms to me and I refer to them as shrouds.
Exploring a language between these encaustic skins or shrouds in the context of human emotions and the barriers that trap us are what I am looking to unearth and bring to light. Discovering traces of the past in the process and rejoining them with all the signs of the struggle it took to get there.
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- Bonnell Robinson, Director of Exhibitions, Lesley University
- Roger Hankins, Director, Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross
- Beth Van Gelder, Director, Brodigan Gallery, Groton School