Full Artist's statement
In her wax-based paintings, artist Georgia Nassikas explores the intersection of the abstract and the representational. She heats and mixes wax from her honeybees with natural pigments and damar crystals. Painting from a hot palette, she manipulates her multi-layered surfaces through marking, scoring, scraping, and burning. She focuses on the elemental lines, shapes, and colors that define at the core of the natural world. The resulting calm luminous quality of her compositions urge inner reflection and outward preservation of earth’s beautiful balance.