Kana Clark (Melty Space Case) is a visual artist working primarily in encaustic painting. Encaustic paint is one of the oldest painting mediums and was created by the Ancient Greeks. Kana makes her own encaustic paint, in her studio using beeswax, damar tree resin and dry pigments. Unlike traditional painters that work wet and dry, Kana works hot and cold using a propane torch. Kana exhibits her work regionally as well as nationally and also teaches workshops.

A lifelong creative who has worked on various artistic endeavors, Kana has been painting with an encaustic focus for nearly a decade. She is known for creating works within the realm of all things outer space. She finds her most creative voice stems from the ever expanding universe and all of the wonders within it. From the tiniest quark to the vast ocean of space, inspiration is all around and within us. Painting nebulae and exoplanets in the encaustic style are Kana’s main obsession and focus, however you will also see many works featuring water as the subject.

“I like to think each encaustic piece has its own life story, every layer of wax building who it will become and what it wants to say/reveal. Each work has a life journey and is just like our own, often full of nicks, scrapes and scars. The layers in between the start and finished end are the most important parts, and yet those in between parts are often never seen.”