Jennifer O’Meara

OMEARA

Above: American Beauty on Black, photographic pigment & encaustic on board, 57 x 43″

American Beauty is one of multiple series that focus on specific sites, namely barns of midwestern America. Every year, O’Meara returns to her favorite barns to revisit and recapture the majesty of these structures. Within her works, O’Meara combines photography pigment and printmaking methods with painting techniques such as encaustic, or painting with a pigment-wax mixture. O’Meara has been a pioneer in photographic printmaking since 1991, and continues to search for new technologies to use in her work. 

See more of the Colorado-native’s works here.

Fun Fact: ‘Encaustic’ comes from the Greek word enkaiein, meaning to burn in (the pigment mixes with hot wax), and its usage dates back to ancient Greece as well. Before being adapted for use on panels, encaustic paints were used to decorate Greek warships and merchant vessels because of the waterproof nature of the wax. 

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