Walter W. Nelson

Inspirations from Abiquiu, #9

Inspirations from Abiquiu, #9

Work Details

Inspirations from Abiquiu, #9

2021

Photography, ink, encaustic

21.5 X 18 inches Framed

Inventory ID: #16734





    About Walter W. Nelson

    INSPIRATIONS FROM THE HIGH DESERT ABIQUIU NEW MEXICO

    Being a multi-disciplined artist, I have created a unique body of work combining photography, drawing and encaustic painting, resulting in nine framed, unusual visual constructions. Size 21.2 x 17.5 x 2 inches.

    My inspiration in creating these works comes from the natural surroundings where I live in Abiquiu, New Mexico. When walking in the arroyos and sandy washes after a heavy rain or snowfall, I photograph in black and white, ghostly ribbons, lines, stripes and patterns that have formed in the bed of sands, gravel and rocks from the recent flow of water.

    I make a print of the photograph and overlay it with tracing vellum. Then, using the tonal values as a background element, I create an exceedingly intricate line drawing on top using an ink pen. The drawings are abstract in nature, emerging from a reinterpretation of the photograph. With the drawing completed, I again photograph it while in registration with the original photo, allowing the tonal values beneath to bleed through, creating a composite image. That I mount on a background of four-inch borders, painted with a thick encaustic layer, creating a texture relief, establishing a third dimension to the image. The image is then raised above the encaustic background mounted on dibond backing floating between museum glass.

    Walter Winings Nelson
    2021

    All Works by Walter W. Nelson

    Inspirations from Abiquiu, #9

    Inspirations from Abiquiu, #9

    2021

    Photography, ink, encaustic

    21.5 X 18 inches Framed

    Inventory ID: #16734

    Inspirations from Abiquiu, #7

    Inspirations from Abiquiu, #7

    2021

    Photography, ink, encaustic

    21.5 X 18 inches Framed

    Inventory ID: #16735

    Inspirations from Abiquiu, #8

    Inspirations from Abiquiu, #8

    2021

    Photography, ink, encaustic

    21.5 X 18 inches Framed

    Inventory ID: #16736

    Inspirations from Abiquiu, #1

    Inspirations from Abiquiu, #1

    2021

    Photography, ink, encaustic

    17.5 X 21.50 inches Framed

    Inventory ID: #16737

    Inspirations from Abiquiu, #2

    Inspirations from Abiquiu, #2

    2021

    Photography, ink, encaustic

    17.5 X 21.50 inches Framed

    Inventory ID: #16738

    2 Rocks: Inspirations from Abiquiu

    2 Rocks: Inspirations from Abiquiu

    2021

    Drawing, ink on paper

    22.5 X 17.50 inches Framed

    Inventory ID: #16739