Wood, Arleigh

Lives in Vancouver, BC

Artist Statement

Arleigh Wood utilizes photography to capture visible impressions during her travels and in her daily encounters. Wood’s mixed media process distills the initial photographic image into a multilayered composition that includes various painting, collage, and printing techniques. Oils, acrylic, and especially the application of encaustic (wax media) alter appearance of the original photograph. Details are highlighted by scratching back into the surfaces, while silkscreen, etching, and woodcuts are used to create emblematic patterns and repetitive imagery.