Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Canvas Project - Volume 2

Kristin Swenson-Lintault "Pompous" Encaustic, ink, oil stick on canvas 2009




The Art House Gallery in Atlanta has launched another world wide community art exhibition. The idea for this one is to make a visual encyclopedia on five mini canvases, each of which are interpretations of randomly given words to each artist participating. The Canvas Project - Volume 2 will be exhibiting soon at the Atrium Gallery in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport from July 31 - September 4, 2009 and then opens at the Art House Gallery on September 25, 2009. A book titled "The Art House Encyclopedia VOL. 1" will be available July 31st for $20 at the Art House Gallery website.


Atlanta Airport Atrium Gallery
6000 North Terminal Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30320

Art House Gallery
309 Peters St
Atlanta, GA 30313

Here are my entries for this year's Canvas Project. I have to say working this small 3" x 3" was a real challenge! So I decided to build up layers of wax to double the thickness of the canvas and use that as a starting point to carve into. You can see the thickness is this side view.





Kristin Swenson-Lintault "Fuselage" Encaustic, graphite, pastel on canvas 2009

Kristin Swenson-Lintault "Citadel" Encaustic, graphite, pastel on canvas 2009

Kristin Swenson-Lintault "Catboat" Encaustic, graphite, pastel, oil stick on canvas 2009

Kristin Swenson-Lintault "Veranda" Encaustic, graphite, pastel, oil stick on canvas 2009

I am now working on my next ideas for the upcoming shows at Art House Gallery called The 10,000 People Project as well as A Million Little Pieces: Documentary which captures a glimpse into each participating person's life using personal everyday photos exhibiting in Atlanta in September 2009 and San Francisco in January 2010.