wake

dirt, cold wax, and galkyd covering a handmade canvas casket, containing a white candle. 2021.

 
 

“what [eleanor crook's Martin was Dismissive of Popular Psychology] shares with us, and his wax predecessors, is the kinship of similarity. flesh and wax have long had an associative likeness...they share a pliant brightness and a warm impermanence. wax is a potent metaphor even before it is used, and in the hands of an artist with crook’s sensibility and perception, it becomes painfully human.”

-- sarah simblet, in Anatomy for the Artist