T h e   S o l i t a r y    a n d    t h e    S u b l i m e
an exhibition of encaustic paintings by Liz Priestley


'Aloft II' - encaustic on board 90cm round - $2,100

Liz's work is best described as a combined interpretation 
of both the immediate physical landscape, and that of the
internal landscape.  Her choice of encaustic wax as a
medium in the creative process is for both its 
architectural and reductive qualities, allowing for a 
narrative to build through the layers which can then also be 
selectively revealed by carving, scraping and melting.

'Wayfarer' - encustic on board 60x60cm - $1,250
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The earliest of our memories is what fascinates me. I am always striving towards
 pinpointing that connection between our first impressions of our environment, and its emotional
 corollary within our future lives. The work is a result of that endeavour.
Landscapes articulating a personal reaction to the recollection of that fundamental impact.
Expanding on this, I desire to explore further the connection of “bequeathed” memory. 
Asking the questions of past generations no longer here, whether we are the product of their emotional
 experience of landscape and environment. By producing encaustic works, which in themselves are 
products of layers over time, I aim to pose these same questions to the viewer.
Landscape is our conduit for the spiritual, this has been illustrated across cultures and generations. 
By using encaustic, I am alternately building and layering, and reducing, carving and scraping
 out an image. There is a revelation in the work as it progresses, and in its final form. 
This process is a physical representation of searching those layers of memory. 
The resulting image is the vehicle in which the viewer will resonate with their 
own epiphany of those small personal, binding memories." LIZ PRIESTLEY

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