Gabrielle Zane

31 Moulton Court
Studio K-2
Willimantic , CT 06226

Artists Open Studio Dates:

Nov. 27, 28, 29 & Dec. 5, 6
Artist will be demonstrating

NOTE: Due to the COVID Pandemic, my studio at Moulton Court will not be open to the general public during the tour this year. However, you may contact me via my email if you would like to visit my studio privately to view my work in person. Please also check out my Social Media and Etsy accounts for my latest works for sale. Links below...

Gabrielle Zane is a writer and visual artist who holds an M.F.A. from Bennington College. She's a Teaching Artist for the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism and has been an artist-in-residence in schools throughout New England. She is a member of The Northeast Artists’ Open Studios, Hartford Artists’ Open studios, Norwich Arts Cooperative, and Windham Arts Collaborative. Her work is in a number of private collections and also on display in businesses in the Windham area. Her studio, "Waxing Moon" is at 31 Moulton Court, Willimantic, CT.

Additional work can be seen, along with her newest pieces on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/waxingmoonstudio/

Her work can be purchased at her Etsy Shop which will be updated the week before Open Studios with all currently available works for sale: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WaxingMoonStudioArt

Artist Statement:
Using encaustic, photography and multi-media, my work explores the realms of connection - how our striving for intimacy affects our relationships to ourselves, others, nature, and the world around us. I attempt to evoke a sense of how the "ordinary" things in life can bring us to larger truths of the struggle between fulfillment and longing, grasping and letting go, and the transitory nature of our experiences. I like to create pieces that include natural elements, photographs, letters, old books, illustrations, metal and 3-D objects, to create a feeling of mystery and surrealism.

In the studio I'm surrounded by a wonderful collection of vintage ephemera and other curiosities (you can see studio photos on my FB page). I begin most often by gathering pieces and objects to see how they "speak" to me. After some playing with composition, I begin to build the piece, interweaving the elements between layers of luscious encaustic. I add color, imbed ephemera, scrape and score the wax, add oil stick, transfer images onto the wax, all in an organic way, letting my materials inspire my actions. Often, I don’t know until I’m done, what the piece is meant to say. I tend to go to my books of poetry or lyrics of favorite musicians to find something that matches the painting's mood to pull a title for the piece.

I do work on commission, so please ask if there is something you would like me to create for you out of beautiful encaustic medium.



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