Christina Empedocles Knows Her Way with a PencilJuxtapoz // Thursday, 14 Oct 2010
Empedocles studied both art and geology at Oberlin College in Ohio, and though she considered a career in geology she followed her heart to art. It’s clear her science background informs many of her drawings – pristine birds and deer are beautiful ‘pictures of pictures.’ Her choice of wax pencil allows her deep black hues and a smooth finish.
Now based in san Francisco, her latest series titled As Evidenced... shows an artist obsessed with memorabilia and the challenge of exact replication.
More on Christina Empedocles at www.christinaempedocles.com