Robin Luciano Beaty
Confluence, 40 x 40 inches
Last week we dropped my oldest daughter off at Emerson College, in Boston where she moved into the dorm as a freshman. Exciting for her, bittersweet for me.
Luckily I had a chance to hit a few of the art galleries on Newbury St. I fell in love with Robin Luciano Beauty‘s work at the Lanoue Fine Art gallery. Employing encaustic, oils, mixed media and found objects including textiles she masterfully depicts water scenes. The scenes feel imbedded with personal memories and emotions that draw you in. Pieces of lace, hand written letters, tacks and other found objects that feel like bits and pieces collected from a walk on the beach personalize each piece. Aside from the mixed media aspect of the pieces they hold together when viewed from a distance as well. The wax is used to achieve relief areas and also aids in capturing the glistening aspect of water. If you find yourself in Boston, hopefully you will have the chance to see some of these in person.
Severance Detail, 36 x 36 inches
The above piece is 16 panels that hung together form one image. This grid piece below is a little different in that each 6 x 6 panel is self contained. When displayed together it gives the feeling of personal daily journal entries.