Gregory Wright paints “intuitively in encaustic.(He ) is inspired by topographical formations and movement.” His work strides the line between two dimensions and three, with the wax projecting out of the work in some places, and staying flat in others. His latest series, “Microcosm’Macrocosm is richly organic, full of tendrils, buds, and berries. Gregory describes this series as “ (defining) the connectivity that exists between the cosmos, the terrestrial, and the cellular from different points of view.”
Above is the painting titled, “Elemental Antithesis”. It is 30” x 48”, painted with encaustic, oil, pigment, and shellac on birch in 2009. I enjoy looking at this painting and imagining a cosmic stew or tendrils of sea grass waving in the ocean, or even lymph nodes in the human body. I love the contrast of the orange and green tendrils, long and sinuous, against the bubbly, bumpy lumps that appear everywhere. See more of his work at http://www.artgw.com/index.html.