My creative process is influenced by Asian and Native American cultures, with a reverence for the natural world. The patterns and shapes of wings, leaves, bark, seed pods and nests have become personal symbols in my work. These textural, weathered sacred objects inspire my palettes, mark-making and abstract forms. Mediums are chosen for their properties of light and translucency which create optical depth. I am drawn to encaustic as a medium for it’s sensual, translucent and meditative qualities.
“Edie Morton channels the energy and intricacies of nature into each of her encaustic paintings. Using beeswax, resin and pigments on trim box-like wooden supports, Edie creates windows to private places. There’s a kind of harmony derived from peaceful reflection and a gut-level understanding and appreciation of the rhythms of nature.
Her paintings, built from many layers of beeswax, are nearly impossible to keep from touching. Their smooth and luminous surfaces beckon the viewer to enter. Edie’s most recent works complete an ancient circle; previously the main ingredient in candles, beeswax now becomes a conduit for her glowing imagery. She has incorporated LED bulbs under encaustics to emit a warm and welcoming light that gives another dimension to her work”