Offering (Original) by Ahavani Mullen

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This piece, like all of my artwork, has evolved from silence. I align the process of creating art with a spiritual practice, drawing on inner experiences and meditations.

The kind of paint I employ is encaustic, an ancient medium composed of beeswax, oil-based pigment and damar resin, which was practiced by Greek artists dating back to the 5th century B.C. Painting with encaustic involves the layering of this molten beeswax and colored pigments using brushes and a blowtorch.

It is the beeswax in encaustic paint which allows it to reflect the light in color in an unusual way. I find that painting with encaustic allows me to create work with a tangible luminosity, texture, optical depth, and organic nature which I have never been able to create with other kinds of paints.
About the artist:
Statement:

My works have evolved from silence. I align the process of creating art with a spiritual practice, drawing on inner experiences and meditations. Navigating the seen and the unseen, the work explores how the earth plane and the higher, inner worlds blend with each other and complete each other. It is a process of uncovering, of revealing something which existed previously only in an inner world. The aim is to record a state higher than I currently reside in, with a relative permanence. Through this process I create a document which contains not only a record of an experience, but also the lingering fragrance of an impermanent consciousness.




Bio:

Ahavani Mullen is an artist who in recent years has been creating works using encaustic paint, an ancient medium composed of pigmented beeswax and resin. She has exhibited extensively in Chicago and around the U.S., at venues including the Encaustic Art Institute in Santa Fe, the International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA, Illinois Institute of Technology, the Art Center in Highland Park, ARC Gallery, and the University of Maryland, Rockville. Ahavani's honors include a 2012 grant from the Illinois Arts Council, First Prize for Tenderly at Union Street Gallery, as well as multiple awards from Light, Space & Time Gallery. Her work is held in numerous private and public collections around the country. Ahavani is a member of the professional organization of midwest encaustic artists, FUSEDChicago. Born in Minneapolis, MN, she received a B.A. from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN in 1996. Ahavani is a longtime resident of Chicago, where she works out of her studio in Logan
Square.

Product Specifications

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Width
4.75" 
Depth
3" 
Height
4.75" 
Materials
Canvas 
Designer
Ahavani Mullen 
Category
Mixed Media Art  
Style
Contemporary 
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Product Description

This piece, like all of my artwork, has evolved from silence. I align the process of creating art with a spiritual practice, drawing on inner experiences and meditations.

The kind of paint I employ is encaustic, an ancient medium composed of beeswax, oil-based pigment and damar resin, which was practiced by Greek artists dating back to the 5th century B.C. Painting with encaustic involves the layering of this molten beeswax and colored pigments using brushes and a blowtorch.

It is the beeswax in encaustic paint which allows it to reflect the light in color in an unusual way. I find that painting with encaustic allows me to create work with a tangible luminosity, texture, optical depth, and organic nature which I have never been able to create with other kinds of paints.
About the artist:
Statement:

My works have evolved from silence. I align the process of creating art with a spiritual practice, drawing on inner experiences and meditations. Navigating the seen and the unseen, the work explores how the earth plane and the higher, inner worlds blend with each other and complete each other. It is a process of uncovering, of revealing something which existed previously only in an inner world. The aim is to record a state higher than I currently reside in, with a relative permanence. Through this process I create a document which contains not only a record of an experience, but also the lingering fragrance of an impermanent consciousness.




Bio:

Ahavani Mullen is an artist who in recent years has been creating works using encaustic paint, an ancient medium composed of pigmented beeswax and resin. She has exhibited extensively in Chicago and around the U.S., at venues including the Encaustic Art Institute in Santa Fe, the International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA, Illinois Institute of Technology, the Art Center in Highland Park, ARC Gallery, and the University of Maryland, Rockville. Ahavani's honors include a 2012 grant from the Illinois Arts Council, First Prize for Tenderly at Union Street Gallery, as well as multiple awards from Light, Space & Time Gallery. Her work is held in numerous private and public collections around the country. Ahavani is a member of the professional organization of midwest encaustic artists, FUSEDChicago. Born in Minneapolis, MN, she received a B.A. from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN in 1996. Ahavani is a longtime resident of Chicago, where she works out of her studio in Logan
Square.

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