Artist Statement

Artist’s Statement

This series of artwork is my intuitive response to the human body’s experience of spiritual landscape, rooted deeply in earth, sea, and sky. These pieces involve depicting the wordless motions of emotion. As such, my time spent trekking though wild areas is fused into these works.

The works feature natural materials: bees wax, Damar varnish (tree sap), string, and ground rock pigments. Each layered and textured encaustic piece moves off the bounds of the wooden substrate by design. Framing is not essential to the art; in fact, I believe it is limiting so I have only a lightly finished edging on the pieces. In this series, I wish to evoke a sense of fluid strength, limitlessness, and possibility.