rana rochat received her bfa from rhode island school of design and currently lives in atlanta. working in the encaustic medium, rana rochat’s paintings aim to capture the delicate balance between order and chaos, reason and spontaneity. these earthy encaustic paintings result from this search and take place within the richly layered surfaces of vividly colored wax and transparent layers. the sense of depth is built into the encaustic paintings through the gradual addition of forms and textures. swirls, lines, and drips are formed within the luminous layers of each painting.