Encaustic Arts Magazine WINTER 2017 - Page 45

Finally, several years later, the idea of containing all the parts within an oval came to me and turned out to be the visual key to the piece, allowing me to play with organizing the many parts of a larger whole. Pinned to the wall in loosely ordered groupings of color, size, and shape, the arrangement of Bibliophylum suggests a classification or order, while the pieces themselves defy c a t e g o r i z a t i o n . Th e n a m e Bibliophylum I made up to suggest both the material used (biblio) and t h e n o t i o n o f s c i e n t i fi c classification (phylum). Bibliophylum, (detail), books, wax, pins, detail of 3 inch long pieces, 2015