Adventures in Wellness: Work Day
8" x 8" Encaustic Collage
Adventures in Wellness series is an exploration of mixed media and encaustic processes utilizing vintage health and wellness coloring books.
This series utilizes a coloring book that I found from the 1940s and explores the societal trends and norms from this time period. I strive to present the trends and expectations from this time period while still maintaining the simple child-like nature of the book.
I have always been fascinated by the societal norms from the time period of the 1920s to-1950s. I believe these norms are the basis for our everyday trends, fashions, and habits that are exhibited today. By exploring old books, magazines, photographs, movies, and radio stations I can begin to see the connections to where we were and where we are now.
Adventures in Wellness presents these connections or the loss of this connection to the view by utilizing the very materials that we use to marketing new trends.