Everywhere I go, there I am. I am cloaked by all my experiences, a patchwork of interconnected emotional divides and ecstatic moments. Frayed and worn bits and pieces are embedded into sturdy foundations. Luckily, wear and rough edges are surrounded by the endurance of a good chain stitch. Together, this beauty and fragility keeps me from forgetting where I’ve been, allowing me to stay present and grounded in my own humanity. I will change the direction of a painting many times only to realize that I am stifling my flaws and that until I allow my them to be celebrated I cannot complete my work.
Ellen Koment, Working Large October 2015
Virginia Headley Maserang, Intermediate Encaustic Techniques August 3013
Daniella Woolf, Encaustic Workshop Whidby Island, WA Summer 2012
Kristy Battani, Photo Transfer Workshop Austin, TX February 2011
Sharon Kyle Kuhn, Introduction to Encaustic Workshop November 2010
Austin Museum of Fine Art, Encaustic Workshop September 2010
International Encaustic Artists