Dietlind Vander Schaaf

Sueño II, 2022
Encaustic, Oil, and 23 Karat Gold Leaf on Panel
24 x 48 in
Sueño is a Spanish word meaning both sleep and dream. This series is horizontal rather than the squares I frequently work in, lending a sense of landscape to the piece. The marks in my work and the way I divide the painting's plane into blocks of color reference fields, large and small scale agriculture, birds, and bodies of water. Many of my paintings resemble a view of the earth from above - as one might see out of an airplane window. Abstract in nature, they are meant to be emotionally resonant rather than representational.