Collective Memory: Willa


14 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

Willa felt no need to announce her presence. She quietly arrived, showing me exactly what she wanted. Willa reminds me of people who seem like they are made of wind. She allows the wind to move right through her, to nourish her spirit but not blow her too far from her center. Willa loves birds. She might even hide a bird or two in her coat pocket. A passionate activist, she thinks incessantly about social justice. She plans to change the world by leading quietly–even stealthily– toward a new day. Though small in stature, she is mighty and fierce when her heart believes in something.

Willa looks especially beautiful when hanging with Imogen, Lucia, Astrid and Sabine. That said, she can very well happily hold her own and stand or hang alone.


1 in stock

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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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