Art and Sustainability

"Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings." –William James (1842-1910), American philosopher and psychologist

Photos from Cynthia Gerdes’s show at Sightline April 24, 2011

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The view of Cynthia Gerdes’s “Symbiotic Relationships” show from the hallway


“Sundew No. 4″ 30″ x 24” encaustic on birch panel by Cynthia Gerdes


Cynthia Gerdes’s Paris Flower series of encaustic paintings hanging in the lobby of the Sightline Institute office in downtown Seattle


“Paris Flower” 12″ x 12″ encaustic on birch panel by Cynthia Gerdes


Cynthia Gerdes at Sightline in front of her Sundew series of encaustic paintings


See more of Cynthia’s artwork here.


3 Responses to “Photos from Cynthia Gerdes’s show at Sightline”

  1. Susan Jensen Says:

    Cynthia, your paintings are wonderful! Lots of energy, texture and wonderful colors. You have created a magical garden.

  2. April Says:

    Hi Cynthia-
    I am an employee at a venue where your work was recently displayed. A new artist went up today and I was really quite crushed to see your work go!
    I wanted to let you know that before I saw your work, I had never heard of encaustic art, and I was immediately entranced. “Wonderland No. 4” in particular has left a distinct inspirational impression and it will take me some time to get used to not being able to study it every day! It really touched me.
    I have always been artistic but have never found my “niche”…and after being surrounded by your pieces for the last several weeks have decided to dive into the basics of encaustic art. I feel like this new medium (to me, anyway) might be the perfect outlet for my ideas.
    Thank you so much for bringing me this art form, and for sharing your beautiful works with us! -April

    • Cynthia Gerdes Says:

      April –

      Your words mean more to me than I can express! You must work at ATP (I work for the Almo’s).

      You will love working in encaustic, and we are so fortunate to have great teachers of that medium here in Seattle.

      I have been working on smaller Wonderland’s lately. Most of them are at UP Front Gallery in Issaquah. Come over and check them out!

      Thank you for taking the time to post a comment.


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