The Journey Artist: Gina White

“My work includes encaustic, welding, metal patination, mixed media and oil painting. I use art to visually interpret philosophical writings, poetry and Bible scriptures. Since poetry is as subjective as fine art, I like to express my “visual reading” in an abstract style, leaving others to find their own meaning in the work. I am currently producing mid-size works, utilizing oil paint, wax, found objects and metals.”

 

The exhibition contains twelve, framed mixed-media and Encaustic pieces. Each piece was carefully selected to create a visually powerful.

 

The word encaustic originates from Ancient Greek: ἐγκαυστικός which means “burning in” from ἐν en, “in” and καίειν kaiein, “to burn”, and this element of heat is necessary for a painting to be called encaustic. The oldest surviving encaustic panel paintings are the Romano-Egyptian Fayum mummy portraits from Egypt around 100–300 AD but was a common technique in ancient Greek and Roman painting. It continued to be used in early Byzantine icons but was effectively abandoned in the Western Church.

Encaustic painting, also known as hot-wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used.

 

Open by appointment and during the church’s service hours. Please contact Gina White for inquiries at 727-278-9404. Artist’s Website www.visualpoetrybygina.com