Artist in Residence Brunch with Sky King
- Dates: Sunday, March 25, 2012
- Time: 10am- 2pm
- Reservations: 602 955-7878
Blazing Cambodian sunsets. Craggy Italian coasts. Swirling Thai beaches. Sky King, 31, pulls his inspiration for his colorful, creative wax art works from his foreign travels to these exotic locales. The vast pieces are created with layers of hardened wax, dripped in imperfect patterns, and then accented with wax icicles sprinkled along the bottom of the canvas. The wax provides another artistic aspect King says is often missing from today’s art: texture. “Seeing a piece is only one sense,” he says. “If you’re drawn to it, you want to touch and feel the art.”
As the founder of Candles West in Phoenix, Sky King is no stranger to manipulating this moldable medium into one-of-a-kind creative expressions. Crafting his skills of wax transformation by creating custom high end luminaries for private clients such as NBC, Ritz Carlton, the NFL, Gucci, and many more, King’s relationship with the pliable paraffin began to evolve into the colorfully dramatic style of encaustic wax painting. A wax art technique dated as early as the fourth century B.C, developed by the ancient Greek shipbuilders who used hot wax to fill the cracks in their ships. King’s daring exploration with molten wax is a strikingly textured multi-colored symphony that marries an ancient practice with modern liveliness.
View his work at www.waxonmywall.com