Floating Dance


Fractal #3

Rachelle Mark


Artist Statement

My surfaces are varied and painterly, ranging from oil to acrylic, encaustic to resin, mixed media to watercolor. My sense of design is direct and inventive. While I create art related to psychological, social, and historical themes, I am equally challenged by pure abstraction.

I am an experimental artist, allowing the process to guide my exploration. I love encaustic, as the molten wax encourages spontaneity, malleability and the opportunity for the direct translation of emotion.

I draw on a vocabulary of images—the ladder, an empty chair, figures, leaves, music, geometric shapes.  I show my passion for travel and folk cultures in the work. I strive to be a spiritual traveler, between ancient and modern, serious and frivolous, simple and complex in form and content.