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VICTORIA SIVIGNY
Abstract Artist
This ancient process has been rediscovered by many artists who have experience in encaustic wax painting.  The difference in the cold wax medium and encaustic wax process is the absence of the necessity to heat the wax medium to fuse layers.  Oil paint is mixed on a palette with CWM (beeswax and odorless mineral spirits) which provides the oil paint with a thick buttery texture that can be manipulated or layered with a variety of tools.  My process includes using palette knives, wedges, squeegees, rubber shapers and a wide variety of unconventional tools.  I make gestural marks, gauge, scrape or move paint from one place to another on a birch wood cradled panel or paper.  The rich build up of the surface resembles the layers of old city walls, capturing marks and traces people leave behind.  Constructing and deconstructing multiple layers often mixed with sand, rust, marble dust, graphite, and drawing media, suggests the mystery of an archaeological discovery. Each work appears timeless, exposing accumulated layers evocative of ancient architectural surfaces, palimpsest artifacts, or personal life experiences.  
Palimpsest
Series
Cold Wax Medium and Oil 
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Palimpsest No 22
Arches Oil Paper 20x16
black wood frame with mat
Palimpsest #14   Cold Wax & Oil
18x18x1.5 cradled gessobord
Palimpsest #5 - Cold Wax & Oil
18x18x1.5 cradled gessobord
Palimpsest #15 - Cold Wax & Oil
30x30x2 cradled gessobord
Palimpsest #10 - Cold Wax & Oil
16x16x1.5 cradled gessobord
Palimpsest #11 - Cold Wax & Oil
16x16x1.5 cradled gessobord
Palimpsest #9 - Cold Wax & Oil
16x16x1.5 cradled gessobord
Palimpsest #3 - Cold Wax & Oil
18x18x1.5 cradled gessobord
Palimpsest #1 - Cold Wax & Oil
18x18x1.5 cradled gessobord
Palimpsest #18 - Cold Wax & Oil
30x30x2 cradled gessobord
Tri - Cold Wax & Oil 
Arches Oil Paper 16 x 12"
Shape No. 7 
Cold Wax & Oil on oil paper
20x16 black frame
Shape No. 2
Cold Wax & Oil on oil paper
20 x 16 mat/black frame
Shape No. 1
Cold Wax & Oil on oil paper
20 x 16 mat/black frame
Kappa - Cold Wax & Oil
Arches Oil Paper 16" x 12"
Mana - Cold Wax & Oil
Arches Oil Paper 16" x 12"
Kirkufellfoss   Cold Wax & Oil
Arches Oil Paper 6.5 x 4.5
Palimpsest No. 22
Cold Wax & Oil on oil paper
20 x 16 mat/black frame
Tau - Cold Wax & Oil
Arches Oil Paper 16" x 12"
Rimrose - Cold Wax & Oil
Arches Oil Paper 
6.5x4.5
Meta   Cold Wax & Oil
16 x 12 Arches Oil Paper
Beta No 1  Cold Wax & Oil
16 x 12 Arches Oil Paper
If Walls 
Could 
Talk
Series
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Riding the Chaos #1
12x12x1.5
cradled panel
Riding the Chaos #2
12x12x1.5
cradled panel
Riding the Chaos #3
12x12.1.5
cradled panel
If Walls Could Talk #9
Cold Wax & Oil 20x16
gessobord with black frame
If Walls Could Talk #7
Cold Wax & Oil 
 cradled gessobord - 30 x 30 x 2
If Wall Could Talk No. 20
Cold Wax & Oil
cradled panel 18x18x2
If Walls Could Talk #12 
Cold Wax & Oil
20x16x1 gessoboard/Black frame
If Walls Could Talk #10
Cold Wax & Oil
30x30x2 cradled gessobord
If Walls Could Talk #14
Cold Wax & Oil 20x16
Black frame - gesso panel
If Walls Could Talk #8
Cold Wax & Oil 
30x30x2 cradled gessobord
Coming Undone - cold wax & oil
30x30x2 cradled gessobord
If Walls Could Talk No. 15
Cold Wax & Oil on cradled panel
30x30x2
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Work  
on Oil Paper