Afton Love

Beeswax and graphite murals by a Bay Area artist

Bay Area native Afton Love renders beeswax on her stove, preferring to make her own in her San Francisco-based studio. In addition to providing a sealant for Love’s graphite paintings, the beeswax blurs her line work to make it look soft and organic. Beneath the waxy surface, Love’s large-scale drawings explore natural textures and landscapes from rocky faces to nests, at times consuming an entire …

Sougwen Chung

The artist's latest print series blends graphite drawing with 3D digital sculpture

Haunting curvilinear forms dominate the work of Sougwen Chung, an artist with international roots and a flair for outspoken minimalism. Her most recent series—produced as a limited-edition print run for Ghostly International—portrays four natural phenomena with subtle coloration and high contrast. The individual members of “Étude Op. 2 No.1-4” take the names “Flight”, “High Tide”, “Cocoon” and “Bloom”, and lie somewhere between representation and theory. …