Sculptor LeRone Wilson is the winner of the 2011 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series at Art Basel Miami. He creates highly textured, encaustic–pigmented wax–sculptures. He says his work “represents a medley of different textures that stimulate the senses, making the art not just a thing of beauty to be admired from a distance, but something we can feel connected to through the expression of touch.”
Also, he offers a great definition on minimalism:
Minimalism can be defined as the perfection that an artifact achieves when it is no longer possible to improve it by subtraction. This is the quality I want to achieve with the texture of the encaustic. Every component, every detail and every function has been reduced or condensed to the essential. The simplicity of my work explores the possibility of working creatively without disrupting the purity of the material.
The above piece is called Glory #1 and he writes:
The piece reflects the biblical and scriptural themes I reference in my work. It’s light-capturing translucence speaks to the spiritual light of God’s word, while the very ancient and archival encaustic medium used is a testament to God’s everlasting presence. It’s texture immediately challenges the senses in a way that inspires a desire to touch, smell and even taste — just as the believer longs to experience such closeness to the creator.