Materials of the Artist: Mixed Media by Charles Bremer
Mixed media works combining photography, ink, paint, dye, and fine pigment mixed with wax.
While my work foregrounds the body as its subject, my appreciation of life resides in the creative potential and small imaginative wonders of everyday things and people. Encaustic wax in my creative technique is a remarkable pleasure, not only does its beautiful aroma fill the air of the studio but the sensitivity of its touch penetrates my work with stability and optical clarity surpassing anything I have experienced before. While the wax requires extra care and respect as a sensitive medium, these values are ones I embrace and welcome to my field of art. This inert material from the architecture of honey bees has much to teach us about living connections, strength and impermanence.