Daniel Kaufman has found a use for crayons that can only be described as transformative. Melting stick after stick, Kaufman allows his encrusted to accrue until its stretching across white surfaces like rainbow-colored galaxies-or, even more gloriously, seeping and crystallizing.
Daniel's paintings from afar and up close contain a coat of spiritual resonance which Kaufman hoped to reflect when he started four decades ago. Daniel sees himself as a spiritual practitioner, where he removes the ego through encaustic. The higher realms of consciousness he hopes to attain in his art is at his gentle whim.