Encaustic artist Scott Vanidestine creates paintings that become maps containing a visual and physical typography of thought and emotion. His paintings that walk the line between abstraction and representation now on display at The Flying Pig in Algoma.
Encaustic is the ancient art of painting with molten wax and pigment. Vanidestine, a graduate of UW-Green Bay, uses a mixture of locally produced Wisconsin beeswax with oil paint to create a variety of colors that are lush and luminous, and the various techniques he uses create depth and texture.
“I see my work as an evolving personal history that relates to the figure or the body,” said Vanidestine. “Through experimentation with the encaustic media, the work unfolds through the process of making. The process of making (the interaction of materials and forms) shapes both the idea and final work.”
The Flying Pig, open daily from 9 am – 6 pm, is located at N6975 Highway 42, 2 miles south of Algoma. For more information, call 920.487.9902 or visit http://www.theflyingpig.biz.