Top: part my drawing from college project, copyright 1980 JonesMoore
Bottom: "Water" segment of work in progress, copyright 2010 JonesMoore
Now working on in the studio: I recently found an amazing drawing of "ah-hem", those 'cabaret-type' women, that I did in college! I'm am re-inventing them in encaustic wax. It's been so much fun, carving out buns and breasts in warm wax...no, really!
This is the first of a series of these pieces, based on the 4 elements: water, fire, earth, and air. This one is 'water'. This concept came to me while 'tubbing' at the Korean spa the other day, surrounded by all those fabulous female bodies, every shape imaginable! I was in 'water', looking up through 'air' and through the skylight, feeling more 'grounded' (earth) because of this experience, and was about to visit the hot sauna (fire) rooms. My 'educated' conclusion: women need to address the 4 elements–water, fire, earth, air–within themselves on a regular basis, in order to feel truly grounded.