About “Family of Four” (triptych)
Family of Four examines the visual blending of the family matriarch with the other family members. By overlaying images of husband, daughter and son with the mother one is not only able to see the physical resemblances but is able to feel the strength and influence of the strong personality of the matriarch.
The images are hand pulled on to translucent chiffon and layered with the matriarch set in an encaustic background and the top image set off approximately ½”. The layering adds a sense of depth and changes the image depending on the viewer’s vantage point, which also adds to physiological impact the matriarch may have had on the other family members.