Heidi Kepnes: Vintage Decay

heidi-the-last-dropHeidi Kepnes creates collages with found objects, paper, string, photographs, wax and other media. Many of her works are partly encaustic. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, Kepnes says she is “drawn to the beauty of decay and its allusion to the passage of time, and to collective and personal memory.” (Above: The Last Drop)

heidi-when-the-ocean-meets-the-sky-and-becomes-a-cloudIn the titles of her work, and in their composition, Kepnes references disaster and apocalyptic consequences. She says she creates art in nautical and atmospheric spaces – spaces between living entities and the connections that exist beyond the physical realm.  (Above: When The Ocean Meets The Sky And Becomes A Cloud)

heidi-after-the-ocean-swallows-your-houseAfter the ocean swallows your house

heidi-seaSea

heidi-slaughtering-all-the-beesSlaughtering All the Bees

heidi-I-am-empty-with-such-fullnessI am empty with such fullness

heidi-Teslas-toilTesla’s Toil

Heidi Kepnes website, here

Her C.V. here

There are 5 comments

  1. crescentmoonramblings

    I have always been captivated by the inclusion of thread or string on art work. It stretches and pulls me, it leads me, it helps me look deeper, for longer, across and into the piece. This work appeals on so many levels. Love the collage.

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