Jodie Stejer, S T E J E R | S T U D I O

Ketchum, ID

"CREATING ABSTRACT ART WITH FIRE"
Encaustic artist, Jodie Stejer, applies a fired torch to fuse together beeswax, resin, pigment and shellac to create abstract art. Jodie believes art speaks to the depths of our soul. It connects us. Inspires us. Communicates for us.

Jodie Stejer lives in the quaint resort town of Ketchum, Idaho and is inspired by the surrounding Wood River Valley rivers and mountains. Her work involves many techniques within the layers including Shou Sugi Ban, shellac, accretion, torching, scraping back among others.

Jodie transitioned from a Interior Design career of over 20 years to a full time artist and hasn't looked back. She is a featured artist in the first 2020 edition of "What Women Create". Jodie's art is featured on Woodward Canyon Wineries International "Artist Series" label this year. She has a residency in France at Chateau Orquevaux in May of 2022.
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How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"My art comes alive through the 25-40 layers of encaustic. As I build these layers, I am scraping back, engraving or dripping wax to create texture and also expose the depth of previous layers. To study an encaustic piece of art gives the viewer a unique experience not found in other mediums. As my eye wanders and explores the beeswax and it's sheen on a finished work, the movement in the wax and the layers of shellac continually captivate me."
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What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"I hope the art I create will entice those who view it to explore the layers and depth of this fascinating medium. We are each inspired so differently and internalize art with our own unique perspective. That is why art is so powerful."
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What is your favorite material to work with?

"My favorite material, or tool, I work with are my torches. I mean, who doesn't like "playing with fire". As the heat of the torch pushes wax across the multiple layers, I am fascinated every time."
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