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Jennifer Easton Pfaff

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jjpf@pacbell.net
(650) 348-7961

 

 

Visual Artist

Fall Construction


Vermillion Journey

Pieces of the Whole

 

Several years ago, an artist friend of mine who was leaving the area, sold me her printing press for a small sum. I couldnít pass it up and put it in my studio garage. Having not made prints since my college days, it took quite awhile to find myself in that medium. Clearly the most enjoyment I had was creating the textured surfaces on wood for collographs. As it turned out, I usually liked the used inked plates, much better than the prints.

 

Encaustic seemed like a natural extension of plate creation, allowing me to build up and take down various surfaces with ease, burning them in, scraping away what I didnít like, and then perhaps changing the whole surface the next work day.  The possibilities seemed endless.

 

Four years later, working in wax still fascinates me. The great beauty of encaustic is the ability to heat and work a surface many times, without waiting, because the wax hardens immediately.

 

As with all mediums, the greatest challenge is knowing when the piece is ìdone.î

 

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Jennifer was born in San Francisco, and grew up on the Peninsula. She graduated from UC in 1981 with a degree in Fine Arts, and studied graphics and Fashion illustration in Munich, Germany from 1983-1986. Her work hangs in private collections in the Bay Area, as well as in Germany, Zurich and France.

© Copyright Jennifer Easton Pfaff, 2005