Anna Wagner-Ott

Anna Wagner-Ott

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  Artist: Anna Wagner-Ott
 Live in: Barry's Bay, ON, Canada
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Anna Wagner-Ott Artist Bio:

Recently retired (2012) from a full-time art education teaching position at California State University, Sacramento, I moved back to Canada and have been working full time as an artist. I built a studio which is located beside a pristine lake. Daily I go for walks and am drawn to the variegated fall leaves on the trees, water reflections changing daily on the lake, wild flowers dancing in the fields and the glow of sunsets sparkling through the forest. In contrast, what I hate to see is the impact of humans altering the natural surroundings by clear cutting the forest which create landslides, leaving garbage in the ditches; oil being dumped on the surface of a lake, and pollution suffocating the air. These contrasts between beauty and destruction inform my artworks. Over the past three years I have been working on a series called Interlaced Narratives. All of my paintings are encaustic on birch panels. I begin each painting by trying to capture one memory of a beautiful location. After painting this abstract landscape, I gently and methodically map the terrain with painted interlaced lines. The interlaced waxed relief lines act as gauze or veil so the viewer only has a glimmer of the land beneath. The gauze becomes a catalyst for a personal narrative and the interlacing as a metaphor for the complex relationship between protection and hope versus suffocation and destruction. My paintings consider this psychological and emotional relationship between the image of a cherished place and the altering of the memory of that place