tracy casagrande clancy

encaustic + mixed media

Collective Memory: Gwedolyn

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

Wired for Wall Hanging or Free-Standing Display is also perfectly fine.

Gwendolyn is a study in subtle elegance. Covered with hand-crushed glass, she is the most formidable bust in the series. Though soft-spoken (some might say borderline diminutive) Gwendoloyn enters a room with a quiet command, quickly taking stock of the shenanigans and deciding whom she will be joining for the evening. She prefers martinis and jazz, but also loves juke joints and underground art. As long as she is in a dark venue, she can feel restful in that all eyes are not on her. Gwendolyn is a strong woman with a soft heart. She rarely travels by car, vastly preferring travel by train or bike. Gwendolyn chooses to hitchhike rather than tolerate the incessant babbling of her Uber drivers. Like glass, she is constantly recycling herself, reimagining histories, which bear colorful new identities in each new town.

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Dimensions14 × 16.5 × 6.5 in
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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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