In Wax and Fire, Lisa Bick uses a process known as encaustic for her work. Encaustic is a technique that involves melting beeswax, damar resin and pigment applied in thin, veil like layers. Color and textures are worked with brushes, hands, knives, scrapers and other tools. Each layer of wax is fused to the ones beneath with the fire of a blowtorch. Bick states, “I see my images as visual poetry and the exploration of the interplay of the senses layered with scrims of images and color.” She seeks to create images that resonate with history, as well as the modern; the rare and the common.
Lisa Bick received her B.A. in Studio Art with a concentration in textile and fiber arts, from Indiana University. She is a member of the International Encaustic Artists. Her work has been exhibited at numerous museums and galleries, including the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the National Encaustic Art Institute in Santa Fe, NM. Lisa Bick currently resides in Zionsville, IN.