Permanent Collection at Museum


MuseumOfEncxausticArt_w900_webAs some of you know by now, by having read my previous blog or Instagram posts, I have been creating artwork with encaustic for quite some time. Although encaustic is not the only medium for me to use for my paintings, it is definitely one of my favorites and I am never tired of exploring it.

I am pleased to share the recent offer from a museum; the artwork “Predicted” from my Climate Change series became a part of The Museum of Encaustic Art’s permanent collection in the United States.

My works and artbook have been in the private, cooperate, and a part of national permanent collections such as in Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris among others, but this is the first encaustic work that became a museum collection, so I feel happy and honored.😊🙏

encaustic mixed media "Predicted" by Misako OBAPredicted, Encaustic Mixed Media on Cradled wood panel, Misako OBA, 2022.

The message in my latest series ‘Climate Change‘ includes factual data and my response to global warming, which I literally have been experiencing. It is a visual statement with a conceptual and philosophical approach using a temperature-sensitive material encaustic.

I burned four sides of cradle wood using the Shou-Sugi-ban technique that implicates wildfires due to climate change. This work also depicts the iconic and historical Keeling Curve published by IPCC in 1990 as a well-known graphic representation of the increase in the global atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, the primary greenhouse gas emitted through human activity.

The statistics were advised by my friend, a climate change specialist/researcher at Columbia University in New York City.

The Museum of Encaustic Art
18 County Road 55A
Cerrillos, NM 87010
Tel: 505 424 6487
*Please check their website or contact them for Open hours.
Usually Open from 11 am – 4 pm on Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays, but depending on the season.

“The Museum of Encaustic Art has the largest collection of encaustic/wax work in the United States. Encaustic is arguably the fastest-growing art medium in the world. The Museum of Encaustic Art has the largest, most extensive, and best represented encaustic art collection in America.”

This fall, from mid-September through mid-October, there was a theme based curated exhibition “Global Warming is Real” at the Museum of Encaustic Art.  My work was a part of the exhibition. I am planning to develop my climate change series further. 

Display image sample of Predicted, artwork by Misako OBA
(Not for Sale due to the permanent collection at the museum #非売品)

Ocean Surface pH, Another encaustic work from Climate Change series by Misako OBA.
(This work is available for sale now. Please contact us. #販売中)

*****   *****   ***** (Japanese ↓)

このたび、米国にあるエンコースティック美術館よりお話をいただき、「クライメート・チェンジ(気候変動)」のシリーズより、エンコースティック・ミクストメディア作品”Predicted”(上記写真) が、永久収蔵コレクションとなりました😍🙌✨🙏


アメリカのサンタフェ近郊にあるニューメキシコ州のThe Museum of Encaustic Art は、世界でもめずらしいエンコースティック専門の美術館で、エンコースティックやワックス(蝋)を使ったアートでは米国最大規模の美術館です。機会があったら是非お出かけくださいね。

「Predicted」(直訳:予測された)という作品は、私の最新アートシリーズ「Climate Change」(気候変動)に属します。このシリーズは事実に基づくデータと、私が体験してきた地球温暖化に対するリスポンス(応答)が含まれています。温度に敏感な絵具であるエンコースティックを使用して描いた、コンセプチュアル(概念的で)かつ哲学的なアプローチによる視覚的なステートメントです。

また、気候変動による山火事を暗示するため「焼杉板」という技法を用いて、絵の基板のサイド4面を焼いて磨く技法を施しました。この作品には、1990年に IPCC が発表した、人間活動によって排出される主要な温室効果ガスである二酸化炭素の地球大気中濃度の上昇を表す有名なグラフィックとして象徴的で歴史的な「キーリング曲線(Keeling Curve) 」も入れ込んでいます。


この秋、9 月中旬から 10 月中旬にかけて約1ヶ月間、エンコースティック美術館で、企画展「Global Warming is Real(地球温暖化は現実)展」が開催され、 入選した私の作品も展示されました。気候変動に関するシリーズはまだ来年からさらに発展させ取り組んでいく予定です。


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2 Responses to Permanent Collection at Museum

  1. Carole Carroll says:

    Beautiful art & important message. Congratulations!

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