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t.e. siewert

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20130905173150-earth_and_water_3__t
earth and water 3, 2013 Encaustic and Glass 6x6" © t.e. siewert
20130905173330-earth_and_water_4__t
earth and water 4, 2013 Encaustic and Glass 6x6" © t.e. siewert
20130905173431-copper_tides_1_t
copper tides 1, 2013 Encaustic/mixed 6x6" © t.e. siewert
20130905173746-copper_tides_2_t
copper tides 2, 2013 Encaustic/mixed 6x6 © t.e. siewert
20130905173808-green_and_gold_1_t
green and gold 1, 2013 Encaustic 6x6 © t.e. siewert
20130905173846-green_and_gold_2_t
green and gold 2, 2013 Encaustic 6x6" © t.e. siewert
20130905174058-rainbow_caverns
rainbow caverns, 2013 Encaustic/mixed 6x6 © t.e. siewert
20130905174143-beyond_earth
beyond earth, 2013 Encaustic/mixed 6x6" © t.e. siewert
20140302023006-tsunami_series_the_wave
20140302023021-tsunami_series_melee
20140302023041-tsunami_series_afterward
20140302023105-the_forest
20140302023116-and_the_trees
20140302023133-rolling_in_the_deep_2
20140302023142-rolling_in_the_deep_2__2_
20130905173031-teri
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Lynwood, California
Birth year
1957
Lives in
Waynesville, NC
Works in
Waynesville, NC
Representing galleries
Mianstreet Artists Co-op, Art on Depot, Cedar Hill Studios Waynesville, NC Sandy Bay Gallery Hatteras, NC Cindy Saadeh Fine Art Gallery Kingsport, TN
Tags
encaustic, encaustic/mixed, oil and cold wax, cold wax
Statement

I found myself at that place in time where you know you must do what you were meant to do and do it now or it will never happen.  For me, that meant creating art - taking the experiences and feelings of my life and placing them on a surface to try and capture meanings that I can share with others.  My hope is that the viewer of my art will share these experiences in a way that will move them, that they will take something with them that will be remembered.  I liken it to a dance where I invite them to share a moment of time with me and we will together explore thoughts of nature, secrets, times and places that we dream of or wish for.  Or at times to simply reflect serenity - a feeling of everything in its place and as it should be.  Sometimes the dance is samba-like, joyous and colorful - sometimes it’s a waltz, slow and purposeful.  But always, it is moving and requires thought and invokes emotion. I have used many mediums over the years, but none has captured my imagination like encaustic - an inspired blend of beeswax and damar resin.

Years ago, I read a book on the need for the re-enchantment of everyday life. We have forsaken our forest paths for concrete sidewalks, our gold seeking alchemy for modern physics, our fairy tales for reality shows.  My art allows me to recapture a naive sense of wonder about life.  For the moment, I can reconnect to the possibilities of love and nature and all that is life in its true essence.  I invite the viewer to share that with me - if you dance, I am a success.