Sunday, August 24, 2008


With these works I’ve used the encaustic medium, an ancient wax process to carve, inscribe, build up and color. Its flexibility is both earthy and otherworldly. It allows me to connect geology, erosions, water and plant life into sculptural and collage based pieces. My work is process based. I discover through the process of creating.


I have always been drawn to white on white work. “Whitework” celebrates (bows to) the handwork of women. The women who embroidered, crocheted and made lace. The piece references these types of work with its subtle play of pattern--built up and carved into the wax; colored minimally with creamy tones.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


“Red Dot” encourages the viewer to look within the irregular surface folds playfully. To move the eye over the surface, to look close or to stand back. Are the “dots” on the surface or below?

Monday, August 18, 2008


“Moving to the Edge” explores the pattern’s disengagement from the whole, submerged but moving, perhaps not wanting to belong, perhaps desiring to be free.

Sunday, August 17, 2008




With the “Perforations” series I’ve played with the same pattern. I encourage the viewer to explore what you see & what you think you see as though sometimes out of the corner of your eye-- beneath mist--underneath. The images recede and come forward. They encourage you to look beyond the surface, the red tones, ethereal- jewel-like, the earth tones provoke with more under their hide-like exteriors.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


“Recesses” encourages the curious viewer to participate--to move, always shifting-- to see behind and within, perhaps even to reflect. Like peering in a keyhole or looking at water down a well to find ones self.


Yvonne Prisble
2009-Workshop, 3D Paper
Helen Heibert-Tucson AZ
2010-Workshop-Laura Moriarty
Tucson AZ
RES2009-Workshop, Encaustic Monoprint
Paula Roland-Tucson AZ
2006-2008-Workshops encaustic
Miles Conrad, Tucson
2005-Digital Photography
John Nemo, Tucson AZ
2003-2004- Darkroom, Tucson AZ
1975-1983-Watercolor, Collage
Countryside Art Center, Arlington Hts. IL
Betty Edwards, George Buehr, IL
1960-1961- School of The Art Institute of Chicago BFA program
1959-1960-Wright Community College, Chicago IL

SHOWS2008-The Art of Paperworks, Dinnerware Artspace, Tucson AZ
2008-Perforations, Solo show, Navigazione Gallery, Lake Geneva WI
2008-Please Touch Again, Tohono Chul, Tucson AZ
2009-The Artist As Explorer, The Drawing Studio, Tucson AZ
2009-Tucson Encaustic Artists, Details Art And Design, Tucson AZ
2009- The Seduction of Wax, Tucson Encaustic Artists,
Jewish Community Center
, Tucson AZ
2009- Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, Tucson AZ
2010-Four Seasons-FACE U of A, Tucson AZ
2010-Alive-Shemer Art Center, Phoenix AZ
2010-Mind Your Own Beeswax, Triangle L Ranch, Oracle AZ
2010-Encaustic: Visions in Wax, Tohono Chul Gallery, Tucson AZ
2011-Playing With Fire, Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac AZ
2011-New Encaustic Explorations, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston IL
2011-Working With Paper, Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac, AZ
2011-Pima County Open Studios, Tucson AZ
AWARDS1968-Chicago Graphics Award, Illustration-Collage
1967-Insurance Industry Award-Excellence in Direct Marketing Campaign
1975-1983-Juried various shows
Encaustic Art Institute
Fused Chicago
International Encaustic Artists
Tucson Chapter/ International Enmcaustic Artists
FACE University of Arizona