ARTIST RECEPTION – Michelle Trahan Carson: Layered Landscapes
November 1, 2017 5:30 pm - November 1, 2017 8:00 pm
“Whether I am working with encaustic, paint, collage, or a combination of all three, my work is always inspired by a life-long love of history. I use color, texture, and mark-making to createâ€¨multi-layered pieces. I think about the passage of time as expressed in the layers of my work, with each choice covering over the past but still leaving it faintly visible”.
Layered Landscapes was inspired by the terrain features, big sky, and lakes of the Texas Hill Country. I live in the city, but I love to spend the occasional weekend in the Hill County with my husband and kids. It’s a joy to see my son marvel at the rocky hills and get excited about using a fishing pole. I have interpreted this landscape that brings joy to my family using a variety of colorful mixed media materials. I collaged painted papers layered on top of vintage letters and postcards. I also painted vintage book covers using oil and cold wax medium layered with a palette knife. Finally, I made little “Lake Houses” using re-claimed wood, encaustic wax, and oil. Originally from South Louisiana, I now live in a century-old fixer-upper in the Monte Vista Historic District of San Antonio with my husband, 2 children, one loud beagle, and a sneaky chihuahua.
Artist Reception – Nov. 1st 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Show Dates – Nov. 1st – 26th at Mockingbird Handprints
*Michelle will do an artist demonstration at the gallery
Nov. 11th 12:00 (noon) – 3:00 pm showing encaustic and paper collage techniques. Michelle will have packages of collage papers for sale.