IZZE FRANCES is a pseudonym adopted in 2012 by Elizabeth Fergus-Jean for a new body of photographic and encaustic work.

I love to make Images and feel called to do so. When I lower my eyes and look into the camera’s viewfinder it is as if the veil of this world is lifted, and I am transported into a liminal realm. Time shifts, and as I look into the ground glass I see into the world, as the utter beauty of what is contained within it unfolds.

Her encaustic mixed media images weave layers of encaustic medium, photographs and pan pastels.

My images reflect upon the lyrical and sublime aspects of day-to-day life. They are mysterious, beautiful and graceful responses to intuitive ways of seeing and knowing; allowing glimpses of the extraordinary 
– the awe – within what is commonly perceived as our ordinary world.

Elizabeth Fergus-Jean, Ph.D., is a nationally recognized and award winning interdisciplinary artist, author and educator. Her artwork has been exhibited in museums, universities and art galleries, and is held in numerous public and private collections. It has also appeared on the covers of more than 15 international myth and depth psychology journals and books. She has been Artist-in-Residence at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, and at The Ohio State University. Elizabeth has authored several books and numerous essays on image and psyche, for which she has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. As an educator she has taught in a range of venues (museum school, university, art college and art centers), currently she is a graduate adjunct professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute.