Jessica Sanders

Jessica Sanders is mainly known for her work with beeswax, creating paintings and sculptures which investigate the thresholds and tolerances of materials. Beeswax has a storied history as an art material (lost-wax casting, encaustic painting) and has been identified with numerous artists, from Marie Tussaud to Joseph Beuys. In Sanders’ practice, the colored linen is first stretched over the artist-made frame before being poured over with hot beeswax. The abstract monochrome paintings that result from this artisanal process radiate quiet stillness, serenity and beauty.