I am a storyteller, my art is the agent in which my voice can be seen. I have always been fascinated with the way common themes are woven through the world's greatest myths. The stories are so very old and yet so current in many ways. They have lasted the test of time, especially in Ancient Greece, where the hero’s quest assisted by gods and goddesses of almost equal power, taught us astral stories and mantras to live by. Working with the medium of encaustic, wax becomes a figurative container for these myths and stories. Wax has several inherent qualities that allow it to withstand the test of time. Encaustic art dates back to the 4th century BC in Ancient Greece, and is known for its capability of preserving works for over 2000 years without cracking. By encasing these objects within this material, myths have the ability to persist and remain, revealing layers of time as their own brand of relic.
Marge Luttrell, is an encaustic mixed media artist, who hails from Knoxville, Tennessee. She received her Masters in Art from the University of Tennessee and is a Fulbright Scholar. Along with exhibiting her work throughout the country and winning many awards, she is also an encaustic workshop teacher at Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont, Touchstone, and many others throughout the U.S. and Europe.