In Five Words is a regular feature of ProWax Journal in which we go literal, lyrical, and poetic. Visual art does not exist in a vacuum; it sings along with poetry and prose, music and rhythm. Each issue we ask our feature artists to comment on one of their works with five single words, chosen to add meaning and highlight intent.
Rolling, 2017, wax, pigment, paper, triptych, 36 x 28 inches each
Ellen Koment has been exhibiting her encaustic paintings nationally for 20 years, including at the Karan Ruhlen Gallery in Santa Fe. She is a graduate of Cooper Union School of Art in New York City, and has a Masters degree in painting from the University of California, Berkeley. She has been teaching encaustic for 18 years.