The month of May is always a time to take a step back and acknowledge the splendor of our surroundings in bloom. In step with this, Susan Hensel Gallery is proud to present Earth & Air by Michigan-based artist Leslie Sobel, whose sculptural paintings celebrate nature's beauty and explore issues of. Working in the encaustic technique, a painting process using heated wax, Leslie's creations are rich in color, teeming with texture, and alive with light! Inspired by images of the Earth from space, Leslie builds layer upon layer of wax, crafting miniature mountain ridges, glaciers and waterways that seem to "pop" right off the canvas.
Have a chance to meet the artist, and see this charming andin person! Join the Susan Hensel Gallery on May 21st, 7-9 p.m. for a reception and informal artist talk. Hear how Leslie first became interested in making art about the environment, and find out more about her years of experience making imagery in wax.