Hagen’s work is inspired by the grain lines found in the wood she is working with to create a series of beautiful encaustic paintings of assembled landscapes usually with a reference to trees and water.
"I love the contrast between the soft, sensuous nature of the bees wax against the hard physicality of process as I scrape, burn, tear and saw. Process and subject become intertwined as I contemplate loss, devastation and erosion versus perseverance, fertility and new growth."
Into the Woods by Joy Hagen
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Funding for the gallery space is made possible by a grant from 4Culture.