Marc St. Pierre

Similar to an early explorer, the encaustic and collage work from Marc St. Pierre's series “Chartfields” references the language of maps and aerial views. The collage groundwork is an attempt to suggest islands or the meeting point of landmasses and water. Then, additional layers of tracings from actual maps of coastal areas and topographic patterns are introduced. These drawings become a physical overlay suspended in translucent wax. Within this shallow space, the paintings establish a dialog between the unsystematic and the constructed. The result moves the eye gradually over this precarious equilibrium constantly 
in flux.