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?"