Wayfinding can be defined as spatial problem solving. It is knowing where you are in a building or an environment, knowing where your desired location is, and knowing how to get there from your present location.
"We are always reinventing ourselves and searching for a way to reach the next phase of life. Wayfinding is a meditation on my path to the future. The work in this series is filled with images of roads, rivers, boats, planes, balloons, lakes and mountains. For me these objects symbolize the need to keep looking forward, and the desire to travel, explore and learn about myself and the world."
Indianapolis-based artist Elizabeth Guipe Hall explores a medium she calls encaustic collage, which incorporates the centuries-old technique of applying molten beeswax and pigment to a surface and fusing successive layers together with heat and flame. Using encaustic as both paint and adhesive, Hall composes in three dimensions, applying and juxtaposing collage elements that include original digital photographs, found images, graphite, charcoal, etched lines and imported handmade papers. To a viewer, the rich layering seems to extend the content in both space and time. Hall’s work explores themes of personal growth, the passages of life, the drive for self-determination, the illusion of self-control and the tenuous balance between containment and release
Join us for first Friday in July,7th 6-9 pm to see her new work in the Gallery Annex.