"Beeswax, Blowtorch, Razor Blades, and Love.
Are necessary for me to create encaustic artwork.
I create as a way of communicating that which can not be communicated by any other means.
I create as a way to release the Divine energy that flows through me.
My creations using natural organic beeswax are an interpretation and an expression of the natural world.
Studying the encaustic medium is a journey built upon paradoxes. The laws of physics apply, yet it's never that clear-cut or easy. Beeswax combined with damar resin is the basic recipe for the medium. Pigments are added to make the paint. The paint or medium is applied while it's in a molten state. The paint never dries it's either in a liquid state or solid."
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ENCAUSTIC FIBER COLLAGE
36" x 12"
“We can violently clear away acres of forest to appreciate trees on the other side of the hill; or behold the beauty of what is most immediate, right here in the moment.”
Jefuri describes being most inspired by inner stillness and being absorbed in ordinary moments. Art allows him to exist in a timeless, tranquil, and awe-inspiring realm. Despite experiencing homelessness and disability, he is driven to create in times of hardship. He lives in Burlington, Vermont, and hopes to be able to live, work, and nurture himself in an artist studio.
Jefuri has experimented with many artistic mediums. Currently, he mostly works in the encaustic medium - traditionally beeswax and damar resin. His creative process brings him to a placid place where he is thoroughly absorbed in the experience. This experience exists in a timeless place that cannot be put into words.
Jefuri’s practice is to “reduce [my] resistance to the world to see the simplicity and paradoxical magic of all things. This increases my joy. I do my best to see everything this way, including my art. Things are faulted - perfectly faulted. This perfect imperfection can be seen when I see without resistance.” His artwork is his invitation to the viewer to enter this timeless realm.
“Art is my motivation to live.
Art is my motivation for wholeness, oneness, and wellness.
Art is a gateway for transcending myself.
Art is the autobahn to transformation.
Art is a way to connect with Source.
Art is a magical entry point into the infinite.”
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