Carol Brode
Midnight
24" x 24"
encaustic mixed media
Time, place and memory have long held interest for me as themes for my work. The use of encaustic mixed media as a medium allows for multiple layers of translucency, which literally and figuratively refer to the processes of remembering and retrieving. The imagery is from photographs I have taken on trips to historic sites in Europe and Israel, and evoke the passage of time. Most of this work is also about choices and dichotomies, and many utilize text fragments from T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets" to create an overall sense of fragmentation, an essence of memory.