Dara Solliday

Using encaustic paint as a vehicle for mixed media, my work combines architectural images of land pattern, structure, and urban development into multi-layered views of home and landscape.

In the process, I reconstruct historic images of land projects in graphite drawing and encaustic mixed media; incorporating 19th century newspapers, 20th century text, objects, and schematic visuals. The resulting surfaces are heavily worked, implying their own synchronous history as a construction site.

-Dara Solliday