Ashton Lacy Jones
The creative process for me is primal and instinctive. I am process driven; I want to see how far I can push a medium, to see if I can make the wild idea in my imagination come to fruition. Art speak and theory hold little sway with me, I would rather talk to you about how I make my art and the tools I used. For me the creation of art is very much a call and response process – the art itself, a mark, line, a color calls to me and I respond.
In these monoprint works, I started with one of my photographs which I manipulated and then burned into a silk screen. Printing only elements from each screen I begin to build the bones of my print. Using encaustic medium on a large heated plate I can incorporate additional color, marks and images to the paper. In some cases, I layer additional screen printing, stenciling, pencil marks and even more encaustic to build the final composition.
I love the surprise of an unexpected color combination, a juxtaposition I had not imagined and then I try to discover what those colors sparked in me; to see if I can I capture that immediacy and hold firm that flicker of inspiration. I often dance in my studio when color and shape come together to create something larger than my conscious imagination could have composed. Those are moments of divine intervention.
Painting/Encaustic, Printmaking, Mixed Media
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