Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Watercolor
StudioSacramento, CA 95818
About Hildie Spautz
I am an American-Luxembourgish photographer, encaustic and mixed-media artist, and professional restoration ecologist based in Sacramento. My art resides at the intersection of science, dreams, and spirituality, and is informed by studies in language, cartography, Tibetan Buddhism, yoga, Japanese ceramics, ornithology, botany, and ecosystem ecology, and travels in the USA, Australia, and Europe.
I use images of nature, ancient motifs, and patterns to map personal dreams, spiritual and physical journeys, ecological systems, and climate change. My encaustic wax paintings incorporate digitally altered original photography, collage, vintage ephemera, a range of drawing and painting media, impressionist-style application of color, and excavations. I also use cyanotypes (alternative photography process using the sun), ink, watercolor, and a variety of media to create drawings and prints on paper.