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The Art of Science: Encaustic Geology

Laura Moriarty, Vista, 2012, encaustic and monoprint

Laura Moriarty, Vista, 2012, encaustic and monoprint

Artist Laura Moriarty says that the goal of her work is to “contemplate and compare human and geologic time.” Working mainly in encaustic, a mixture of wax and pigments, she creates many-layered sculptures that beautifully evoke geological strata, the earth’s archive of its past. Moriarty also makes monoprints from the sculptures themselves, reminiscent of the illustrations geologists make to express their work in 2D form. In 2011, she created a book, Table of Contents, that presented her artwork in the format of a geology textbook. “Art-rock” fans should add this one to the syllabus.

More at Laura Moriarty’s website.