Hi, I'm LYN BELISLE (say "buh-LYLE"), artist, teacher, author, and perpetual work-in-progress. My hometown is beautiful multi-cultural San Antonio, Texas, where I practice art and teach workshops.
As an artist, my personal obligation and passion is pulling connections from the circular nature of time by fashioning shards of recognition from the well of collective unconscious, exploring the idea of the “secret handshake” in symbol and archetype, and celebrating the frozen moment between what was and what is to come.
I work in four main media to explore these ideas:
In collage with encaustic and altered papers, celebrating anonymous faces and otherworldly places
In earthenware clay with found objects, creating spiritual and symbolic “neo-santo” assemblage
In fiber, with natural colors, wax, felt, tattered and dyed cheesecloth and digital photo images
In acrylic abstraction, with intuitive, non-referenced explorations of form and veiling
Clay, wax and paper are my passions, but I'm a dare-devil when it comes to media - give me a rock, a stick and an old gum wrapper and I'm ready to create! Hey, that might make a good workshop. . . .