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"The Arrival of Li Po", an Abstract, Encaustic Painting by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"The Arrival of Li Po"
Encaustic on Cradled Board
30" x 30" x 1.5"
$2700
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"Close to Nothing", an Abstract, Encaustic Painting by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Close to Nothing"
Encaustic on Cradled Board
48" x 48" x 1.5"
$5000
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Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons', Abstract Encaustic Painting, "Uncried Sorrows"

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"Uncried Sorrows"
Encaustic on Cradled Board
48" x 48" x 1.5"
$5000
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"In the Depths", an Abstract, Encaustic Painting by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. GIbbons

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"In the Depths"
Encaustic on Cradled Board
48" x 48" x 1.5"
$5000
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"Integration I', an Abstract, Charcoal Drawing by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Integration I"
Charcoal on Toned Grey Paper
11" x 14" w/o frame
$100

Available through my studio.  For purchase information, please contact me at
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"Nebula - Light Amidst Darkness", an Abstract Encaustic Painting by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Nebula - Light Amidst Darkness"
Encaustic on Cradled Board
18" x 24" x 2"
$800
Available though the Studio of Susan M. Gibbons
Contact Information:
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"Nebula IV", part of the Nebula Series, an Encaustic Painting by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Nebula IV"
Encaustic on Paper
12" x 12" / Available
$500

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Another in the Encaustic Nebula Series: "Nebula III", by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Nebula III"
Encaustic on Paper  Mounted on Board
12" x 12" / Available
$500
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An Original Abstract Encaustic Painting, "Nebula II", by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Nebula II"
Encaustic on Paper Mounted on Board
12"  x  12" / Available
$500
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Part 1 of New Encaustic Diptych by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. GIbbons

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This is the first in the diptych I'm creating experimenting with horizontal and vertical orientations.  An encaustic on cradled board, this 20"x20" panel has golds, blacks, browns, and whites within it.  Contemplating the concept of Interstice (the space in between), I'm adding color to the bands to see what happens when it is added.  Be on the look out for the second in the diptych!
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"Integration I', a Conceptual, Charcoal Drawing by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Integration I"
Charcoal on Toned Grey Paper
11" x 14"
$125

The first in a series of charcoal drawings exploring the medium of charcoal and acromatic color schemes.  The looseness and rhythm of the piece is demonstrated by the hatching marks within it.  The greys care created in the drawing by the integrating lines from the two contrasting areas.  
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"Golden Terrain", an Abstract, Encaustic Painting by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Golden Terrain"
Encaustic on Masonite
20" x 16" 
$450

This encaustic painting features multiple textures of reds, golds, browns, and blacks.  The shimmer of the iridescent gold enhances the hues and layers and is reminsicent of the earthen terrain.  
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"Royalty", an Abstract, Encaustic Painting by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Royalty"
Encaustic on Cradled Board
 18" x 48"
$1700
"Royalty", an encaustic painting that incorporates jewel - toned hues such as purple, magenta, and gold.  This work captures the rich colors with textures and subtleties.  The movement created within this piece allows the hues to be seen within the center of the work.  
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"Unearthed", a Mixed Media, Encaustic Artist's Book by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Unearthed"
Encaustic Mixed Media Artist's Book
12.5" x 16.5"
$800
This artist's book encorporates encaustic, metal, raffia grass, and dirt on Thai Bird's Nest paper.  Mounted on board, the colors reflect those of the earth:  blacks, browns, terra cottas, and white.  The swirling of hues is created by applying heat to fuse the layers of encaustic together along with the dirt.  The ripped area in the center of the piece reveals the metal underneath it.  
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"Unbound", an Encaustic, Mixed Media Book by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Unbound"
Encaustic and Mixed Media Book  on Thai Bird's Nest Paper
14.25" x 17"
$850
The title of the piece is inspired by the tear in its center.  The ripped raffia grass stitching creates the focal point of the book.  The textures created from the paper and paint brings variety to the piece.  Hues of yellow, white, and brown compliment the colors of the metal pieces.
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"Hidden Voices", an Encaustic, Mixed Media Book by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Hidden Voices"
Encaustic, Found Object, and Grass Paper  on Thai Bird's Nest Paper Book
12 1'4" x 15 1/4"
$800
This mixed media book utilizes red Thai Bird's Nest paper with black encaustic paint.  Stitched together with raffia grass, the tear in the center reveals the metal objects hidden within the book.  The textures created from the grass paper creates variation with the hues of black.  
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"Earthen Mysteries", an Encaustic, Mixed Media Book by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Earthen Mysteries"
Mixed Media Encaustic Book
12" x 16"
$700

Dirt, wax, and metal combine to create this artist's book.  Stitched together with raffia grass on Thai Bird's Nest Paper, the colors and textures mimic those of the earth.  Subtleties within the white echo the terra cotta color throughout the piece.
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"Bound", a Mixed Media, Encaustic Collage by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Bound"
Mixed Media Encaustic Book
11" x 17 1/2" Mounted on Board
$700
Part a the Book Series exploring the concept of hidden and revealed, this work has metal objects hidden within it.  The sewing of the raffia grass hides the found objects.  The title refers to the book being completely closed, never to be otened.  
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"Bound", a Mixed Media, Encaustic Collage by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Bound"
Mixed Media Encaustic Book
11" x 17 1/2" Mounted on Board
$700
Part a the Book Series exploring the concept of hidden and revealed, this work has metal objects hidden within it.  The sewing of the raffia grass hides the found objects.  The title refers to the book being completely closed, never to be otened.  
For purchase information, please contact me at 
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To see more of my work, please visit my website at 
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"Remnants of Memory", an Encaustic, Found Object Collage by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Remnants of Memory"
Encaustic and Found Object Collage on Thai Bird's Nest Paper Mounted on board
22" x 12 1/4" (includes nail and fringe)
$800
This work utilizes ochre and dark brown to unify the hues with the sticthed raffia grass, adding textural elements to the natural Thai bird's nest paper.  The large nail within the piece, helps divide picture plane into contrasting areas.  
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"The Constant in the Depths", a Spiritually Minded Encaustic Collage by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"The Constant in the Depths"
Encaustic and Found Object Collage  on Thai Bird's Nest Paper
22 1/2" x 5"
$800
This spiritually minded piece references the Constant - God - within the dark times of life.  Using blacks, browns, reds with the rusted metal and raffia grass, the collaged painting is mindful of a  ritualistic totem.  
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"Secured", an Intimate, Encaustic, Found Object Collage by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Secured"
Encaustic and Found Object Collage on Thai Bird's Nest Paper
10 3/4" x 7 3/4"  (includes fringe)
$150
This intimate collage incorporates dirt, raffia grass, found object and encaustic paint on Thai bird's nest paper.  The title is inspired by the placement and securing the metal in the collage.  The stitching references the Constant - God, while the circular object references the Self.  
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"Rising Above", a Mixed Media, Encaustic Collage by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Rising Above"
Encaustic and Found Object Collage on Thai Bird's Nest Paper
22 1/2" x 51/4"
$800

This mixed media collage reflects the rising above adversity.  The dark, black/brown hues contrast with the silver cruciform shape that outlines the found object.  The stitching is raffia grass which represents the Constant - God.  
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9/19/15
The Invitation
Darkened emotions Brushing by
Calling with a Melancholy sweetness
Beckoning an answer Towards the void
Yielding to the fragrance Only for a moment
Just long enough To decline

The invitation

"Exposed II", an Encaustic, Found Object Collage by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Exposed II"
Encaustic and Found Object on Thai Bird's Nest Paper
22 1/4" x 7 3/4"
$800

This piece highlights the found object that has been exposed from the paper that originally covered it.  The textures are enhanced by the raffia grass stitching and the Thai bird's nest paper itself.with complimenting hues of terra cotta, brown, with touches of green.
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9/18/15
Release
The awaited calm Within the serenity Of quieted voices Remains
Lightened shoulders Frees the disquiet Of the anxious And disheartened
Embracing the light From the darkness The glow of hope Begins to arise
Breathing in Brings an offering Of blessed release

"Exposed", a Conceptual, Found Object, Encaustic Collage by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Exposed"
Encaustic and Found Object on Thai Bird's Nest Paper
22 1/2" x 7 1/4"
$800
This piece shows the exposed found object that was originally hidden within the torn paper covering it, hence the title.  Thinking of the concept of hidden and revealed, the burnt metal was meant to be seen and not concealed.  The colors of terra cotta and brown compliment the hues of the object.
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9/17/15
Sacred Space
Within the space Of learning to Listen and remain
Comes a stillness That speaks louder Than words
Calms the ire And silences The cries
Settles into the sacred And whispers
Holy, holy, holy

"Earthen Fire", a Found Object, Encaustic Collage by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Earthen Fire"
Encaustic and Found Object on Thai Bird's Nest Paper
22" x 15 1/4"
$900

Fire red and terra cotta colored dirt stitched with raffia grass make up this found object collage painted with encaustic.  The textures along with the brilliant hues create a striking piece that makes a bold statement. 
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"Dark Night of the Soul", an Encaustic, Found Object Collage by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Dark Night of the Soul"
Encaustic and Found Object on Thai Bird's Nest Paper
22" x 6"
$800

The found object in this piece was discovered laying on the ground in Denver, CO, just waiting to be placed within a contemplative work of art.  The stitching represents the Constant, God, that which is always present, and the object is representative of the Self.  Painted in blacks, terra cottas, and browns, these hues accentuate the subtle colors of the object. 
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"Amalgam", an Encaustic Found Object Collage by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Amalgam"
Encaustic and Found Object Collage
17" x 10 1/2"
$700

This encaustic collage, stiched together by raffia grass, utilizes colors that matches the burnt hues of the metal.  An assortment of textures and tones, the collage shimmers with blues, grays, metallics, and a hint of green. 
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A Reminder

9/11/15
A Reminder
Crisp and clear The brightness Fills the day
Once remembering Memories of Sadness and tears
A bird flies A dog barks A cat sneaks in the grass
A gentle reminder Of awakened hope
9/11/15
Remembrance
Vivid reminders Of screams and tears
Dust and debris And crunching metal
The ache now renewed Like a peeled off scab
Revisits the ghosts 
Of memories past

"Beneath the Constant", a Found Object, Encaustic Collage by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Beneath the Constant"
Encaustic and Found Object on Thai Bird's Nest Paper
22 1/2" x 8"
$800

This encaustic painting utilizes raffia grass for the stitching and found objects for the collage elements. This series of work references the redemption of the object by using the tossed and discarded pieces of detritus and repurposing them within a framework of beauty.
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"Beneath the Terrain", an Encaustic and Found Object Collage by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Beneath the Terrain"
Encaustic and Found Object on Thai Bird's Nest Paper
20" x 8" 
$800 

This encaustic collage incorporates stitching and found object within the painting.  The dirt mixed with the paint gives a depth to the textural element.  Raffia grass stitched through the Thai Bird's Nest paper creates the fringe edging along the piece.
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"In the Mist", an Encaustic Painting by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"In the Mist"
Encaustic on Paper
16" x 20"
$600

This painting presents the subtleties of diffused value and color.  Inspired by the morning mist rising and fading, the blues, greys, whites, blacks/browns all come together in the ethereal piece.  
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"Movement IV", an Abstract Acrylic Painting within the Interstice Series by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Movement IV"
Acrylic on Canvas
30" x 40" x 1.5"
$1800

This painting within the Interstice Series features warm and cool hues within the black and white bands.  Drips of contrasting tones add a subtle variety to the piece.  Referencing music, the rhythm of the bands set a cadence of tempo for the work.
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"Movement III", an Abstract Acrylic Painting, part of the Interstice Series by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Movement III"
Acrylic on Canvas
30" x 40" x 1.5"
$1800
Part of the Interstice Series, the bands in the painting refer to the "space in between".  Also referencing music, the cadence of the rhythm with the contrast of black and white sets the tempo of this piece.  Varying hues are intermixed within the dark and light areas giving variety to the work.  
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"Movement II", an Abstract Acrylic Painting, part of the Interstice Series by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Movement II"
Acrylic on Canvas
30" x 40" x 1.5"
$1800
This painting is part of the Interstice Series in acrylic.  Reminiscent of the rhythm esstablished with music, the painting provides a series of beats and rests.  The contrast of black and white gives a cadence that works in conjunction of the tempo of the piece.  
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8/26/15
If only…
The quaking leaves Shimmer in the breeze
The light reflected By the movement
Briefly filling My soul’s disquiet
To drink in rays
And be content with the sun

"Cadence III", an Abstract Encaustic Painting, part of the Interstice Series by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Cadence III"
Encaustic on Cradled Board
30" x 30" x 1.5"
$1500
Inspired by the idea of Interstice (the space in between), this encaustic painting plays with visual texture to create a rhythmic pattern.  The contrast between the black and the white signifies accent and release of the beat.  
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"Meditation - It Was Good", an Abstract Encaustic Painting by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Meditation - It Was Good"
Encaustic on Cradled Board
24" x 48" x 2"
$950

This work is based on meditating on the verses in Genesis that speak of creation being good.  The black and white represent the void and the presence of God.  The whites have various subtle light hues with iridescents accenting the shimmer.  The edge where the dark meet light reflects the union of the two entities. 
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"Morphing", a small Encaustic Painting by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"Morphing"
Encaustic on Paper
16" x 13"
$300

This painting plays with texture and subtle colors.  Pinks, purples, browns, and iridescents combine to create a shimmering surface.  As the bands morph into each other, the textures create variety and movement throughout the painting.
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"The Heaven's Declare - Psm. 19:1", an Abstract Encaustic Painting, part of the Psalm Series by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"The Heaven's Declare - Psm. 19:1"
Encaustic on Cradled Board
12" x 12" x 1.5"
$500
 This intimate encaustic (bees wax, damar resin, and pigment), painting incorporates colors that reflect the verse in Psalm 19 where it states that the "heavens declare the glory of God".  Golds, whites, blues, silvers, and iridescents fill the picture plane creating the heavenly firmament.  This painting is available through Royal Contemporary Gallery in Florence, CO.
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303-717-1977
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"His Secret Place - Psm. 18:11", an intimate Encaustic Painting, part of the Psalm Series by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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"His Secret Place - Psm. 18:11"
Encaustic on Cradled Board 
12" x 12" x 1.5" 
$500

This painting, based on Psalm 18 talks about darkness as the Lord's secret place and dark waters with thick clouds of the skies surrounding Him.  Inspired by this, the colors used are deep phthalo blues and greens, payne's grey, and whites.  Parts of the paint are transluscent in order to see the different layers of the piece.  Available at Royal Contemporary Gallery in Florence, CO.  
For purchase information, please contact Lisa at 
303-717-1977
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