As a photographer and painter, I look for ways to add dimension to my work, I photograph nudes, earth and rusted steel; I add layers to the surface: wax, encaustic medium, pigment, charcoal and rust which I then scrape and texture to reveal what lies underneath. The Torso series deals with the change and transformation that occur in our bodies as we age and just as light passes through the layers of wax it also encapsulates those moments in time.
I work with heat, tools and fire.

Elena De La Ville