Ashton Lacy Jones

The creative process for me process driven; I want to see how far I can push a medium, to see if I can make the wild idea in my imagination come to fruition.  Art speak and theory hold little sway with me, I would rather talk to you about how I make my art and the tools I used.   For me, the creation of art is very much a call and response process – the art itself, a mark, line, a color calls to me and I respond.

For my silk screen and encaustic prints, I start with one of my photographs which I manipulate then burn into a silk screen.  Printing only elements from each screen I begin to build the bones of my print. Using encaustic medium on a large heated plate I can incorporate additional color, marks, and images to the paper.  In some cases, I layer additional screen printing, stenciling, pencil marks and even more encaustic to build the final composition.

My assemblages begin by responding to left-over scrap metal collected from another artist.  Using only the shapes and colors of these pieces of metal as found, I begin to build the assemblage. These pieces are created on a hard substrate, most often wood, and the wax worked with a blow torch.  In these works, the encaustic allows for three-dimensional work, gouging, texture, mark making, and translucent layering. 


Born and raised in Miami, Florida color vibrated and pulsed all around me.  I love the surprise of an unexpected color combination, a juxtaposition I had not imagined and then I try to discover what those colors sparked in me; to see if I can I capture that immediacy and hold firm that flicker of inspiration. I often dance in my studio when color and shape come together to create something larger than my conscious imagination could have composed.  Those are moments of divine intervention. 

While I have been creating art in various forms throughout my life it was not until 2010 when I naturally reversed serious health conditions by quitting the practice of law and switched to creating art on a full-time basis.

tags:solo,current

26 items

POP!

$2,400.00

36 x 36" / Encaustic and CollageEncaustic with momi paper collage

Rain in Peacock Park

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36 x 36" / Encaustic / Peacock Park is a park in Coconut Grove, Florida where I grew up. In my youth Coconut Grove was filled with artists, hippies, sailors, musicians (CSN&Y, Eric Clapton, etc...

Sweet Green Icing

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36 x 36" / Encaustic and Silk Screen

Calm in Chaos

$1,200.00

30 x 30" / Encaustic and Silk Screen Silk screened collage and encaustic mixed media.

Heart Totem

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96 x 12" / Encaustic, enameled metal, and ink“Heart Totem” began with the shape of the piece of wood. It’s majestic height and slender width evoked the power of the totem which traditionally celebr...

For Rent 1 BR - Great ...

$2,000.00

36 x 36" / Encaustic and Silk Screen As many as 30 layers of encaustic and hand tinted silk screened photos were used to create this piece. The frame is custom built from fine grained hemlock. The ...

We Stared at our Neigh...

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30 x 30" / Encaustic and Silk Screen Multiple layers of silk screened photography and encaustic create depth and intrigue in this portrayal of life in suburbia during the COVID lockdown.

Beneath the Skin (IX)

$230.00

10 x 10" / Encaustic mixed media1 of 5 available - these works are multi-layered encaustic pieces. Each layer is a thin Japanese tissue paper and has been mono-printed, stenciled, silk screened, an...

Beneath the Skin (VIII)

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10 x 10" / Encaustic mixed media1 of 5 available - these works are multi-layered encaustic pieces. Each layer is a thin Japanese tissue paper and has been mono-printed, stenciled, silk screened, an...

Beneath the Skin (VII)

$230.00

10 x 10" / Encaustic mixed media1 of 5 available - these works are multi-layered encaustic pieces. Each layer is a thin Japanese tissue paper and has been mono-printed, stenciled, silk screened, an...

Beneath the Skin (VI)

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10 x 10" / Encaustic mixed mediaOne of 5 available - these works are multi-layered encaustic pieces. Each layer is a thin Japanese tissue paper and has been mono-printed, stenciled, silk screened, ...

Beneath the Skin (V)

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10 x 10" / Encaustic mixed mediaOne of 5 available - these works are multi-layered encaustic pieces. Each layer is a thin Japanese tissue paper and has been mono-printed, stenciled, silk screened, ...