Linda Sorkin Eisenberg
Linda Sorkin Eisenberg has M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from Colombia College and a B.A. from Mundelein College. She was a co-founder of Paper Press, now part of Columbia College as the Center for Book and Paper Arts. She taught at the Evanston Art Center, Colombia College, The Woman’s Studio Workshop in New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago. She taught multimedia art to children with behavioral disorders. She now teaches at Truman College in Chicago. Her work has been featured in Fiber Arts and Quilting Arts. She has exhibited nationally and has work in private and public collections.
Through out Lindaʼs work there is a thread that pulls together reality and fantasy. She uses wax to enhance the emotional and fantastical. The wax sits on the flatness of panel and alters your experience of the space, of the real and the magical. Encaustic has always fascinated her because it simultaneously creates a surface that draws one deeply into the imagery and clouds it in mystery. Linda pushes encaustic by using combined media. With wax as a primary base; wire, beads, threads, copper, paper and photo imagery are embedded to create the final work of art.