I recently stopped by Sondra Arkin's studio to see a commissioned piece she had just completed consisting of two 48" x 48" encaustic panels.
Sondra Arkin, “Effervescence”, 2008, encaustic on canvas on dibond, 48” x 48” each
Arkin ventured away from her favored bold palette for more subdued hues. She described the work as emitting “effervescence” through the bubbling up beads of wax, a technique she has taken to a whole new level of methodical detail.
Sondra Arkin, “Effervescence” (detail)
Standing before the striking paintings mounted side-by-side on the wall gave me the sensation of staring into a large aquarium.
Sondra Arkin, “Effervescence” (right panel)