A Place to Continue
Lori’s work is luminous due to the many layers of wax used to add dimension, both physically and emotionally. Her encaustics are often done at the end of a series of monotypes. The colors and representational forms allude to a specific person or landscape. Forms are inspired by the books Lori reads, the objects she observes in nature and those important in her life. Segments of her prints are frequently layered into the wax of her encaustic panels.
Lori’s modern twist is evident in her use of the historically significant medium of encaustic painting. Encaustic painting preserves and seals layers of transparent wax. Historically, it has preserved and colored mummies from Egypt and was used in a similar way on classical statues from the Roman empire.