Sherry Cook

In the course of her twenty-five year career as an artist, Sherry has experimented with a variety of media. In fact, a unifying theme of the work over the years is the experimental use of materials, including handmade paper, silk, clay tiles, sheet metal, and salvaged wooden architectural elements. The current encaustic paintings are a natural evolution for the artist—rather that using actual objects added to the surface of the painting to create texture, the ‘wax paint’ itself creates the texture and surface relief. It is the artist’s hope that the energy of the physical process of painting with encaustic—that quick application of molten wax, the reheating and manipulation of the surface with irons—combined with the inherent energy of the text and images will be felt when the work is viewed.