Tag Archives: Maria Kolodziej-Zincio

The Forgotten Holocaust

I’ve written about painter Maria Kolodziej-Zincio before. She’s an encaustic artist who raises her own bees and sometimes works en plein air. The Forgotten Holocaust is a completely different series of work. In it, she attempts to explain a tragedy that is at once both deeply personal and historically important. “My entire family became the victims of Soviet aggression […]

Stretching the limits

Encaustic uses hot wax as the paint binder instead of linseed oil. It can be lovely and mysterious, but with its warmers and pots it’s hardly portable. When I heard that an artist was using it en plein air at Olana, I had to go look. Maria Kolodziej-Zincio visited Poland several years ago. Members of her […]