Lorraine Glessner's Layers of Meaning

Ruyak, Jacqueline
October 2008
Surface Design Journal;Fall2008, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p34
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the life and work of encaustic artist Lorraine Glessner. Glessner was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and lives with her architect husband in the city's suburbs. She studied textile design at the Philadelphia University and took up computer graphics at Moore College of Art and Design. She tried different techniques to force the rusting process and to generate different colors and effects. For composting, she rolls the composting matter, including flowers, fruits and vegetables, inside the wetted fabric, then wraps it in plastic, and places it outside in a plastic container.


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