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margaret weigel

encaustic paintings & fine crafts * boston, ma

Many thanks to Jeff Carvalho of Selectism for posting an image of my soldier wreath on the site.  The wreaths are one of a kind, handmade by yours truly, and are a steal for $90-$120 apiece plus shipping and handling, depending on the size of the wreath and any customized specifications you request.

If you’re looking to get a wreath by Christmas, act fast!  I am currently working on a few existing backorders and could probably manage to produce a few more in the next week or so.  Fair warning:  express shipping charges are *nasty.*

If your timeframe is more flexible, I’m currently taking orders for 2011; contact me at margaretweigel (at) gmail (dot) com and let’s talk.  While soldier army wreaths are a perfect give for the end of year holidays, consider surprising your loved one with a wreath for Presidents Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving… the list is endless.  The perfect gift for the little boy in all of us.


Water bottles, some kind of plastic connecting device, and a package of Kools.  Yep, sounds like a telecom worksite, alright.

I made many mandalas.  Many, many mandalas.  And while, five years later, I still like them and think they’re clever, they’re a bit too smooth and calculated-looking for me today.

I’m a big recycler, and this particular mandala is primarily composed of images of discarded water bottles and plastic bags.  I am fond of the colors in this one.

One of the things about this work was having people play “spot the object”.  “Oh, look, it’s a water bottle!”  sigh.

Can I name art or what?!  this is one of my favorites from the digital “mandalas” series I produced for a couple of years starting in 2003.  True story:  I was so bored at my graphic design job that I had to think of something to do to look busy during the long stretches between beatings.

This bad boy was giclee printed on some gorgeous paper and currently hangs in my basement, forlornly, looking to be elsewhere.

Alas, one of my first non-digital collages fell apart.  Those ‘circles’ were for my Viewmaster; I think it was the Viewmaster retelling of the Disney story “One of my Dinosaurs is Missing.”

I’m a big fan of this one.  How often can you use a green like this?? 1/2 digital and half cut paper.  It was included in the inaugural show for the Center for Arts at the Armory, the fabulous art space in Somerville, MA, back in 2009?  2008?  Oy, my brain.  It still hangs there, in a spot right when you walk in, to the left.  Say hi to Allen for me.

Another one of those “1/2 digital & 1/2 layered paper” productions.  Can’t you hear the roar of the crowd as the Rapture is upon them?  I can.