Friday, February 22, 2013

Earthly Secrets, Discovery

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Encaustic wall piece using cloth over a large gourd base.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

SLIPPING IN/ POPPING OUT A playful encaustic of cloth over board

EARTHLY SECRETS 2--These pieces suggest the minerals and riches removed from the earth.  Encaustic, gourds, 3D

Thursday, April 5, 2012


These orbs remind us of the minerals and treasures we remove from the earth.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Third in a series of sea or vegetable pieces which change in different lighting.  Inscribed through many layers of colored encaustic.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Smaller encaustic piece with the same luscious surface, changing with the light.


Cameleon with the luscious coloring, changing with the light.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sea Glow II

These are my first ventures into illuminated pieces.  The natural luminosity of encaustic is enhanced by doing the work on acrylic panels with handmade paper.

Sea Glow

Friday, May 13, 2011


Guaishi, the Japanese word for contemplation stone.  Contemplation stones are formed by nature into intricate shapes and set on man made bases.  They are prized and inspire thoughtfulness.  I have produced a "stone" of fragile material set on a natural stone.  Will this encourage thoughtfulness of a fleeting kind about the subject of impermanence?

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Chunks of layered wax convey the canyons of the southwest and in a way, the dwellings concealed within them.


SUNSET--the gilt background belies the obviously tattered and aged Native American cloth. Though tattered, the gilt frame emphasizes it's precious.  Does the title ask the question, "who's Sunset?"

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Ribbons & Tatters III

Layers of encasustic embossed with it's own remnants blown by the wind.

Ribbons & Tatters II

Tatterd gaily printed ribbon- like encaustic forms mounted on board 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ribbons & Tatters

. By floating the forms from the background, they become more fragile and more like the natural way things disintegrate--allowing external skins to become forms in their own right with color, depth and layers

Sunday, April 11, 2010

From the Woods