Thursday, February 26, 2009


My exploration consists of pushing my medium, encaustic, to its limitations into 3 dimensional work. By freeing the medium from the surface, it becomes more fragile and more like the natural way things disintegrate--losing external skins to expose their structures.
The white fabric shapes support and soar creating tension and evoking the skeletal remains of a plant or animal while the delicate paper is reminiscent of fibrous membranes and more static.
In recent pieces I have been interested in using my art to encourage the viewer to look into, around, under and through. Without the use of color, I feel I’ve been more successful with this piece in exploring the capabilities of the material and the object of looking beyond what would normally be the surface.