FOREVER – LOCAL LANGUAGE
September 6 - October 31
Forever is an expression of the beauty of the natural world through photography, encaustic painting and mixed media artwork depicting bodies of water. It is a meditation on impermanence, the human relationship to nature, the passing of time, and the fragility of water systems.
Lisa Ostapinski’s work is an exploration of the spiritual realm through abstract form and luminous materials. She chooses lustrous, visually rich materials such as gold leaf and beeswax and traditional processes such as encaustic painting, sgraffito, and oil paint marbling. Local Language’s technology allowed Ostapinski to introduce a previously unexplored visual medium to her work: photography. Incorporating digital prints of her nature photography with varying layers of handwork—including encaustic, gold leaf, gesso, and etching—allowed her to explore new visual ideas and pushed her to deepen her practice.
Artist Name: Lisa Ostapinski
About Artist: Lisa Ostapinski is a painter and art educator based in Oakland, CA. Ostapinski holds a BA in art from Mills College, Oakland, and an MA in art education from the Teachers College, New York. She is an art educator to both children and adults and exhibits her work nationally.