Inspired by the natural world, my photography and mixed media work is an expression of the cycles of life and expresses both the world within and without. I discovered and fell in love with the ancient technique of encaustic painting (heated wax & pigment) a few years ago and felt I had found my path. Each painting unfolds intuitively as multiple layers of wax are added to board creating depth and vibrancy. I often carve into the layers of wax, along with sanding and sealing, depending on the piece. Seeds, leaves, dried flowers, paper, original photo transfers, etc. are often incorporated into the work.
The world is full of magic things,
patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. - W.B. Yeats
Artist Discipline: Mixed Media
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