Linda Benenati / Art / Encaustic / Altered States / Mickey's Mechanical Men

$ 400.00

Mickey's Mechanical Men and Destination Earth are the super charming characters and narratives in Linda Benenati's Altered States theme. 

From the artist: "Altered States series is inspired by my collection of vintage tin toys.  I am drawn to their design along wth their sense of whimsy and nostalgia. The title of this series comes from the 1980 American science-fiction film. Altered states is meant to suggest a different version of reality. I wanted to create a series of traditional landscape paintings with an element of surprise. Many of the paintings have titles derived from older classic SCI Fi films (a guilty pleasure of mine). Ultimately, this series is meant to be as fun and amusing as the toys in my collection." ~ Linda Benenati

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Linda has ventured into wonderland for her delightful encaustic paintings. This ancient technique, dating back to the Greeks, uses heat throughout the process, from melting the beeswax mixture to fusing each layer of wax. Linda's encaustic medium consists of natural bees wax and dammar resin (crystallized tree sap). She also uniquely incorporates collage elements, which add surprise and dimension.
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