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'Moving Over', part of the Interstice Series by Colorado Contemporary Encaustic Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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'Moving Over'
Encaustic on Cradled Board
12" x 48" x 1.5"
$1000
Another painting in the Interstice Series, this work plays with the morphing of edges.  Moving from black to white, the hard and diffused edges allow the viewer to 'move over' the piece from right to left or left to right.  Utilizing the definition of interstice - the space in between - the painting allows for different perceptions; are the spaces in between black or white?  Warm and cool hues are presented within the acromatic bands once again accentuating the contrast.  
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The Progression Series: I, II, III by Colorado Contemporary Encaustic Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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'Progression I, II, III'
Encaustic on 140 lb Paper mounted on Cradled Board
8" x 8" x 1.5"
$400 each Continuing in the Interstice  (the space in between) Series, these pieces play with the textures and end edges within the bands of black and white.  The paper can be seen through the scratches in each work and iridescent highlights accentuate the mark making.  
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'Transition', part of the Interstice Series by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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'Transition'
Encaustic on Suede Matboard mounted on Cradled Board
18.5" x 49" x 1.5"
$1700
This painting is part of a larger series of works based on the concept of Interstice (the space in between).  The edges of the areas 'in between' are the focal points of the piece with them morphing and changing from black to white and white to black.  Overlays of iridescent highlight the contrasting bands giving a shimmering effect.  The suede itself plays a part in the play of the piece as it expands the paint into semi-circles.  
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This Afternoon
A robin sings A squirrel chirps And the anxiousness Of my mind

Relaxes

'Zoetic Expressions II', an Abstract Encaustic Painting from Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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'Zoetic Expressions II'
Encaustic on Cradled Board
12" x 16" x 3/4"
$450
This work is the second in the series based on the word, Zoetic (of or related to life; living; vital).  The energetic mark making and dynamic colors within the piece represent the stirring of the germination of life.  Bronze, gold, and black accents are throughout the piece, providing a contrast with the predominent red color. 
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Rise
Billowing into the heights The cumulus billows Turn golden in the light
Blue-grey cirrus moves Past below the brilliancy Contrasting with cerulean softness
Cobalt skies magnify The hues as they Majestically and vividly

Rise

'Zoetic Expressions III', an Abstract Encaustic Piece by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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'Zoetic Expressions III'
Encaustic on Cradled Board
20" x 16" x 2"
$650
This piece is part of my Zoetic Series.  Zoetic means, "of or relating to life; living; vital".  Using this definition, the energy within the piece is reminscent of the stirring of germination.  The red and brown areas are complemented with bronze and deep blue. Touches of green and orange help accent the piece.  
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Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea
Staring out a window sill Contemplating the calm
Yellow-green leaves pop against The darkened trees
Slivers of blue peer through The blanketing greyness
I put the water on
For afternoon tea

The Adam Series Studies: XIII, XIV, XV by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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Adam Series Studies: XIII, XIV, XV
Encaustic and Dirt on Cradled Board
8" x 8" x 1.5"
$300 each
The final three in the Adam Series features the white (pink/peach) color.  The series is based on the Book of Genesis when God created Adam from the dirt.  The colors in the series: red, black, yellow, brown, white (pink/peach) represent the basic colors of the human skin.  The encaustic (bees wax, damar resin, and pigment) incorporates dirt which depicts the union of God, humans, and the earth.  
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During the Thunderstorm
thunder shaking its deafening cry
rattles the terrain in its wake
wind whipping through the clouds
rustle leaves in whirling tempo
lightning flashes in cadence
to the rhythm of the downpour
greying skies in fullness bestow
its offering
to the earth

The Adam Series Studies: X, XI, XII by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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Adam Series Studies: X, XI, XII
Encaustic and Dirt on Cradled Board
8" x 8"x 1.5"
$300 each
The fourth color in the Adam Series, this work features the brown tones of the human skin.  Based on the Book of Genesis when God creates Adam, this series depicts the beginning point of the stirring of creation.  The hues in the series in total are five: red, black, yellow, brown, and white (pink/peach).  The union of God, humans, and the earth is presented within these paintings.  
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7-18-15 For a Moment
Tears after pain Anxiety caught up in Bones, tendons, ligaments Illuminating fear
Brain patterns wrestling with Muscles tightening up In spinal synapses
Pressure bearing down On tender points of Memory – releasing A disquieting immobility
Be still and know…
If only for a moment

The Adam Series Studies: VII, VIII, IX by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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Adam Series Studies: VII, VIII, IX
Encaustic and Sand on Cradled Board
8: x 8" x 1.5"
$300 each
The third color within the Adam Series Studies, this work depicts the stirring of creation based on the Book of Genesis when God created Adam.  The series incorporates the basic colors of the human skin: red, black, yellow, brown, and white (pink/peach) to reflect the myriad hues of the peoples of the world.  Dirt and sand are also used within each piece to symbolize the union between God, humans, and the earth.  
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The Adam Series Studies: IV,V, VI by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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Adam Series Studies: IV, V, VI
Encaustic and Dirt on Cradled Board
8" x 8" x  1.5"
$300 each These studies in the Adam Series features pigments that represent the dark black/brown skin tones. Inspired by the Book of Genesis with the creation of Adam, these pieces incorporate dirt to reflect the union of God, humans, and the earth.  The different colors of skin are represented in the series: red, black, yellow, brown, and white (pink/peach).  The movement in the piece depicts the stirring of creation.  
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The Adam Series Studies: I, II, III by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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Adam Series Studies: I, II, III
Encaustic and Dirt on Cradled Board
8" x 8" x 1.5"
$300 each
These works were the studies for the Adam Series inspired by the creation story in the Book of Genesis.  Each study reflect the colors of the human skin: red, black, yellow, brown, and white (pink/peach).  These works used the red hues along with red dirt.  T  e use of dirt with the encaustic (beeswax, damar resin crystals, and pigment) and the movement within the pieces reflects the union of God, humans, and the earth.  
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The Adam Series, part of a series of work by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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Adam Series: Brown, White (pink/peach), Red, Yellow, Black
Encaustic and Dirt on Cradled Board
6" x 36"x 1.5"
$2250 (all 5) or $450 each
This group of encaustic paintings are part of the Adam Series based on the Book of Genesis when God creates Adam from the dirt.  Each color represents the myriad colors of the human skin.  Dirt is incorporated within each piece signifying the union of God, man/woman, and the earth.  The movement wthin each piece exemplifies the creative act.  
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'Close To Nothing', an Interpretive Art Work 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
This work is the final piece in the collaboration with Denver poet, Wayne A. Gilbert.  The poem's title, cadences and interstices - in black and white,  was based on my Interstice series.  This collaboration allowed me to revisit my former work and reinterpret it in a new way.  The piece features a deep, dark blue with pearlesque and iridescent colors within the white area.  A small stroke of yellow helps to separate the two contrasting values.  
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'In The Depths', an Abstract Encaustic Piece 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
This piece is based on a poem written during a collaborative effort with Denver poet, Wayne A. Gilbert titled, Tears From Later In Life.  This work features several layers of subtle colors within the encaustic (bees wax, damar resin crystals, and pigment).  The texure of the surface is accentuated with blue, green, and specs of red.  
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'Uncried Sorrows', an Abstract Encaustic Piece by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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'Uncried Sorrows'
Encaustic on Cradled Board
48" x 48" x 1.5"
$5000
Working collaboratively, this large encaustic (beex wax, damar resin, and pigment) painting was based on the poem titled, 'after psm. 51 - in the am' by Denver poet, Wayne A. Gilbert.  Yellow peaks out from the grey textured surface while the various hues of red separates the picture plane.  The lower white area has hints of iridescent and gold.   
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'The Arrival of Li Po', an Encaustic Abstract Piece 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 
This piece is based on a poem written by Denver, CO artist, Wayne A. Gilbert titled, Waiting for Li Po.  The colors are representative of the Tang Dynasty, the period when Chinese poet, Li Po actually lived.  Using the richness of different colors of gold, green, and red, the encaustic (bees wax with damar resin crystals and pigment) compliments each other and brings out the subtleties within them.  
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'Interstice - Monochrome VII', a Contemporary Abstract Piece by Colorado Encaustic Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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Interstice - Monochrome VII
Encaustic on Cradled Board
36" x 36" x 1.5"
$2800
The last in the Interstice - Monochrome Series, this piece plays with the concept of Interstice (the space in between).  The bands of black and white accentuate the contrast between them with subtleties within the black and white.  The edges play a crucial role as the values morph into each other.  Using the medium of encaustic (bees wax with damar crystals and pigment), the medium allows for the organic feel of the planes of value as they meet each other.  
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'Interstice - Monochrome VI', another piece in the Series, Interstice - Monochrome by Susan M. Gibbons

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"Interstice - Monochrome VI"
Encaustic and Graphite on Cradled Board
36" x 36" x 1.5"
$2800

Another piece within the Series, Interstice - Monochrome, this work plays with more of a planar concept of Interstice (the space in between).  Painting with encaustic (bees wax, damar crystals, and pigment), and incorporating graphite, the textural sheen in the work and the play of the edge morphs into each other.  The contrast of values enhances each other and the diagonal adds movement to the piece.  The subtleties within the white and black areas creates an added visual interest which contrasts the boldness of values within this work.  

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'Interstice - Monochrome V', another Piece in the Series of Abstract Encaustic Work by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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Interstice - Monochrome V
Encaustic on Cradled Board
36" x 36" x 1.5"
$2800
Yet another piece in the series of Interstice - Monochrome works.  One of the definitions of Interstice means, 'the space in between' which is the inspiration for this work.  The piece has a minimal approach to the idea with just one band of black within the color field of white.  The subtleties within the white area play against the deepness of the black area.  Also, the play of edges is an important feature within this work as the opposite values brings out the contrast between the two areas. 
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'Interstice - Monochrome IV', an Abstract Encaustic Work by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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Interstice - Monochrome IV
Encaustic on Cradled Board
36" x 36" x 1.5"
$2800
The fourth in the series of Interstice - Monochrome pieces, this work plays with the idea of space and contrast.  The concept of  Interstice - the space in between - allows for the experimentation of line and space all the while playing with opposites: black and white.  The morphing of the edges between the planes of paint exemplifies the movement and changes of value within the piece.  
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'Interstice - Monochrome III' by Colorado Contemporary Abstract Encaustic Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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Interstice - Monochrome III
Encaustic and Graphite on Cradled Board
36" x 36"
$2800
Another piece in the series of Interstice - Monochrome works, this piece incorporates the idea of Interstice - the space in between.  Inspired by the concept of contrasts, the black and white reinforce and define each other.  The play of edges shows the morphing into and out of the lines.  The graphite adds a sheen to the wax that adds texture to the piece.  
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'Interstice - Monochrome II', an Encaustic Work by Colorado Contemporary Abstract Artist, Susan M. Gibbons

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Interstice - Monochrome II
Encaustic on Cradled Board
36" x 36"
$2800
This piece is the second in the Interstice - Monochrome Series.  Based on the idea of Interstice - the space in between, the work exemplifies the play of space, textures, contrasts, and movement.  Working with the medium of encaustic (pigmented bees wax plus damar resin), the translucency of the paint allows for the subtleties of layers and color.  Using the concept of opposites, they define each other and make each other known, thus enhancing the contrast within the painting.  

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