#8 “ok lilly brown” by Austin based artist Ann Swingler.
This piece is included in her VIGIL collection.
“This body of work emerged from decades of walking receptively; without agenda or expectation; foraging; gardening; and praying quietly.
The beauty; awe; and wonder I see in nature encompasses life and death as holy; including all withered and battered states in between. I hope this work will support; in some way; all who give back to the earth and appreciate its preciousness; and hold vigil for its healing.
These nine pieces incorporate mixed media collages and photographic encaustic work. My process begins by creating a small collage box from dried botanicals and layering them between glass. The boxes are photographed; enlarged; and then glued to wooden panels. The images are delicately embellished with color pencil and oil pastels before the final layer of encaustic wax.”