Collective Memory: Fiona

This piece can be seen at ADC West Fine Art Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio from November 6th through January 7th.

Please feel free to contact me directly or the gallery at 513.723.1222


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

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

Plaster casting, encaustic/wax, collage, ink, graphite

Fiona bursts through the door, a woman desperately in need of another drink. With a drink in hand and her foot on propped on the nearest barstool, Fiona wields her wry sense of humor like nunchucks and strikes up a conversation with whoever is ‘fortunate’ enough to suffer the blow. More often than not her wit incites a few cringes, but most leave laughing, if somewhat sheepishly. When she alights at home again, she wanders around her house petting a cat who she calls “Possum.”

Wandering the globe, Fiona was riding camels in the desert yesterday and finds herself on a bus bound for Queens today. Her rootlessness seems to make her thirsty and she can drink you under the table. Betcha. The trouble with “Nomadding” is that you always know you’ll never see these folks again; which is sometimes okay. Regardless, Fiona’s is a story for the ages and each tale is woven through her worn body.

Fiona loves to hang or display alongside Eloise, Astrid and Willa. She can be backlit to reveal her layers.



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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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