Randy and Smokey.
Randy L Purcell is a Mixed Media Artist working in Middle TN. In 2009 he received his BFA in Studio Art from Middle Tennessee State University. Randy’s work can be found in corporate, private and public collections. He works in various media, but since 2010 has primarily focused on his unique Encaustic process of transferring ink on to beeswax. Using a photo as a template, he lays it on plywood that’s been coated with beeswax. He then cuts the template into tiny pieces and replaces those pieces with magazine paper. He continues this process, carefully choosing the colors from the magazine, until the whole image is replaced. The magazine paper is then removed leaving just the ink transferred onto the thin layer of beeswax. The result is a mosaic-like field of color that makes up a larger image.
“My work is about slowing down, taking time away from chaos and experiencing the present world. The subjects vary, as do surroundings, thoughts, and feelings. My intent is to seduce the viewer into their own moment of contemplation, either with the subjects and/or the process.”
Copyright Randy L Purcell 2017