Helen K. Garber: Encaustic Noir | Garber recycles
from an earlier photographic body, using a layered, textured technique to create completely new work.
Taking her inspiration from film noir of the 40's and 50's and German Expressionism, Garber's work is evocative of the minimal black and white cinematic style. She uses an encaustic process to adhere her vintage negatives, printed on handmade papers, to reclaimed and salvaged wood scraps found locally in her local Ocean Park Historic District neighborhood and to finish with a fresh coating of beeswax and twine sourced locally from an old independent Venice shop. In this series, Garber has artistically found a way to reinvent her photographic library into work that is entirely new, with stronger, descriptive and expressive qualities.
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