Ever had a dream that caught you by surprise? If yes, what did you do with it?
In this presentation, artist Janet Fox introduces how humans have been inspired by dreams throughout history. She will share how her curiosity led her to explore her own dreams, beginning in an evening group in the meeting room of a mid-Western cemetery office. That Jung-inspired group's discussions used written dreams. Eventually, she created simple collages and paintings to better share her dreams.
Enlivened over the years by that creative process, she now "engages her dreams" using encaustic as her primary media. Like layers of a dream, she builds and fuses together fibrous and colorful papers, ink, pastel, and found materials within wax paintings. She also carves, scrapes, fills, smooths, and buffs, building fabulous textures in the final pieces. She will show this process with several paintings.
Artist bio: Janet Fox creates abstract and representational art in encaustic (pigmented bees wax), layering in fibrous and colorful papers, ink, and found materials. Intrigued by the curious content in dreams, her work is often inspired by vivid sleep-time images or ideas. Having explored dreams for many years, mostly from a Jungian perspective, she enjoys “engaging her dreams” as she carves, scrapes, fills, smooths and buffs, building fabulous contrasts and textures in the final pieces. Janet is a member (and past Board Member and Treasurer) of the Montgomery Art Association and is a Gallery 209 artist. She's also a member of the Jung Society of Washington and the International Encaustic Artists. Her art blog, including stories about her art, are on her website.
6:30-7:00 pm: Social time & networking
7-7:30 pm: Association announcements & new member welcome
7:30-8:30 pm: Guest speaker talk and presentation
What to bring: Members are encouraged to bring light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. (The library does not permit alcohol.)
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A note about the venue: Please make note of the venue: the Kensington Park Library in Kensington, MD. We are no longer meeting at Artists & Makers in Rockville because it is moving to a new location.