New Mexico, 48x34.5" framed encaustic panel.
New Mexico is part of Country / No Country series exploring rural and urban, travel and home, man and wilderness, and the places where they all fold together.
Encaustic is painting with molten beeswax, mixed with damar resin and pigments. The process translates literally as “to burn or melt.” Encaustic is Ms. Sajecki’s favored medium. “Encaustic is my home. It's almost like a living thing- its warmth, its body, its behaviors- and painting with it engages all the senses in ways that other mediums don't. Encaustic is so tactile, so physical, and so malleable.”
This piece was inspired from a trip my husband and I took out west a few years ago- we drove from Savannah to Tucson in the winter. I had never seen these landscapes in the winter, and I took a million pictures from the passenger seat as we drove. They all look like blurry side of the road snapshots, but they all mean something to me. I still look to them for inspiration. Wondering about the people who live in such wide open spaces, in bright little compounds miles from any store or city.