Art on View: Patterns and Seasonality of Wisconsin

Encaustic painting of a coneflower seedhead on a background of warm colors and pattern.

"Prairie Fire" (detail), encaustic mixed-media painting. © Karen Faller

“Patterns and Seasonality of Wisconsin,” encaustic mixed-media paintings by Karen Faller, will be on view in the Steinhauer Trust Gallery in March and April.

Faller’s paintings focus on iconic Wisconsin native birds, plants, and landscapes through the year. These moments in time bring familiarity of place while also suggesting change, ephemerality, and patterns of plants and animals and season. The primary media is beeswax, and there may be visual elements layered in to add dimensions of time and pattern that connect to a sense of place.