Rita Bernstein


Encaustic Series


Before the Move Address Change Your Mind The Accident Blackbird Witness After the Fall Homecoming Lockers Repairs Sanctuary Unbecoming

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artist's statement

"I am working at the intersection of photography and painting. Exploring the relationship between the two mediums allows me to engage in a dialogue between observation and imagination. I can interpret and revise my images to an extent that traditional photography alone does not permit. At the same time, the underlying photograph serves as the critical point of departure: a reference, a guide, and an anchor."

The process begins with a photograph on handmade paper to which I add beeswax, oil paint and, occasionally, charcoal and pencil.

All images are in editions of five in either 7" x 7" or 10" x 10" formats.

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Images © Rita Bernstein