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Viaduct 7, encaustic mixed media, antique text, entomology pins on panel, 30 x 30 in.

Dara Solliday

Using encaustic paint as a vehicle for mixed media, my work combines architectural images of land pattern, structure, and urban development into multi-layered views of home and landscape. In the process, I reconstruct historic images of land projects and their geological environments in paint and wax, incorporating found objects, text and schematic visuals that indicate the human hand and its proclivity for altering the space around it. The resulting surfaces are heavily developed, implying their own synchronous history as a construction site.

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Viaduct 8, encaustic mixed media, antique text, entomology pins on panel, 30 x 30 in.

The Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people.