Collective Memory: Eloise

14H x 16.5W x 6.5D Encaustic Mixed Media Sculpture

Wired for Wall Hanging or can be displayed as Free-Standing Sculpture

Eloise used to be a heavy smoker. She decided to quit cold-turkey and take the money she’d spent for years on cigarettes and travel. A camera in hand at all times, she takes the back roads wherever she goes and seeks the locals every time. She has no interest in the glitzy hotels and nightclubs of a city. The sight of sunrise makes Eloise cry. So she sleeps through them. She collects garden gnomes and often brings them along on her adventures, leaving them in stranger’s gardens in questionable vignettes.

As independent as Eloise likes to be, she gets along very well with Astrid, Fiona and Imogen. She can be backlit to reveal her layers and is comfortable hanging from the wall or displayed on a stand or table.




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Influenced by her experience as a Master’s-level pediatric grief counselor and social worker, Tracy Casagrande Clancy’s work examines the influence of life and death among us, as evidenced in the tiniest details of our daily interactions.
Tracy also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, which inspired the integration of her love of photography with the encaustic process, an ancient painting form that utilizes both hot and cold wax application. Her work includes sculptural studies on the human form which combine her love of layering materials and the human body in all its presentations.
Layered foundational photographic and written images are communicated in Tracy’s encaustic work by employing a combination of techniques. Tracy’s process can require months of incorporating materials including wax, chalk, collage, acrylic, crushed glass, metal, pastel and oil paints in order to achieve depth, texture and pattern in her finished pieces. Casagrande Clancy’s work evokes an ethereal sensibility, encouraging the viewer to look deeper than the surface might initially suggest.
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