Encaustics is an ancient art technique that involves painting with melted pigmented beeswax and fusing the painted layers with a heat source. It is very process-intensive but well worth the effort because the end result is art that captivates the senses with its subtle sweet aroma, luminosity, and almost ethereal qualities.
The book has had a long history of communicating ideas. With a penchant for experimenting, I carry on the tradition but in a non-conventional manner. Going beyond the printed word, I focus on the book’s physical form. Using used books, I fold, cut, and shred the pages to create abstract sculptures which present a new way of “reading” the book.
Deconstruction of Books
Join me in this comprehensive, absolutely unconventional book art adventure where you will learn fun and innovative ways to transform used books into sculptural works of art! You will never look at books in the same way again!
Hi, I’m Johwey. I have an overflowing passion for all things creative. Learn a little bit more about me. And nice to meet you!
I’m the kind of person who is always creating, always experimenting. Browse my works and get a dose of inspiration.
Let me share my enthusiasm and creative knowledge with you. It will be fun! (I offer both online and studio workshops.)
“There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost.”