Michele Thrane

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Spun-Up Stars; encaustic monotypes; staples, paper; 26×36 inches

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Mass Motion; encaustic monotypes on panel; 16×16 inches

ARTIST STATEMENT 

My artwork is abstract with organic forms. I often cut and reconstruct my work to form a new reality. I’ve used thread, glue, and most recently staples, to “stitch” together fragments to create new shapes and new roads to explore. In my recent work, I print encaustic monotypes and then cut them into fragments. The fragments are like puzzle pieces, that I fit together.