Haley Nagy Maker of artist books & interdisciplinary works - page 3

New Work: Eye of the Beholder

This collection of images is a digital “book” that takes advantage of the internet and social networking sites to distribute the content across new media platforms. Imagine this piece as if it were an electronic set of playing cards accessible to anyone with an internet…

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New Work: Saving Yourself

“Saving Yourself: Steps to Preserving the Chastity of Adolescent Girls” is a collection of photographic essays. The interior pages leave black smudge marks on the hands of the reader, causing them to dirty themselves simply through the act of reading. Just as the true nature…

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New Work: Nagy Family Cookbook

Handmade artist book filled with Croatian recipes, such as “war cake”. The condition and staining chronicles the turbulent and mysterious journey this cookbook has undergone. Diary-like entries and handwritten notes shed light on the life of the owner. Read more about the process of creating…

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New Work: Icing on the Cake

Icing on the Cake. 8 x 10. Encaustic & Mixed Media. © Haley Nagy. The golden background, a luxury traditionally reserved for wealthy patrons, is juxtaposed with a “zero” birthday candle.

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New Work: Blowing Out the Candles

Blowing Out the Candles. 8 x 10. Encaustic & Mixed Media. © 2009 Haley Nagy.

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Encaustic 101: Image Transfers

Have you already read my tutorial on Getting Started in Encaustics and Making Your Own Paints? Have you already picked up all your encaustic supplies? Then read on…. Transferring images onto wax is easy! First, prepare your surface with an even layer of encaustic paint…

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Recent Work

Here’s a glimpse of what I’ve been working on for the last couple of months. This is a derivative work that came from working on a series, tentatively titled “Seen But Not Heard” which is comprised of portraits of homeless people. This is an example…

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New Work: Seen But Not Heard

Seen But Not Heard In my recent work, I explore how the homeless live outside of our consciousness, completely devoid of identity and how they are viewed by mainstream society. I explore our view of homeless people by simply creating portraits of the signs they…

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Encaustic 101: Making Your Own Paints

Are you ready to make your own paints? Have you already read my blog on getting started in encaustics? Then read on! Step 1: Supplies. (You can find a great list of money saving options on my Encaustic Supply page). You’ll need damar resin, beeswax…

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Encaustic 101: Getting Started

Are you interested in painting with encaustics? Here’s where to start! Step 1: Education. Want to teach yourself? Buy and read “The Art of Encaustic Painting” by Joanne Mattera. This is the most accurate and up to date guide on encaustic painting that has been…

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Fused Expressions

Fused Expressions: November 1 to November 16 Opening Night reception from 7-10:00 pm. This is just a reminder to save the date for my group show with Texas Wax (encaustic painting society of Austin) held at at Bay6 Gallery in south Austin. 5305 Bolm Road…

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Art Babel Fish ©

“For Artists Only” is the invisible sign that hangs on the window of many art galleries and museums. It is the subtitle of many artistic publications. It is the small print at the bottom of your gallery invitation. Read between the lines and what do…

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