Travel has kindled my work for many years. I photograph cultural sites and awe-inspiring landscapes but also the art and craft found in everyday objects. The collection of images I bring home is often filled with forms like temple spires, baskets, woven structures in the landscape or refuse on a beach.
This body of encaustic and mixed media work revisits some of those places, objects and forms combining some original inspirational photographs as well as photographs and ideation drawings from the earlier sculptures – all together in a wax and pigment medium called encaustic painting. The two dimensions of the painted surfaces become three-dimensional when wire elements are embedded into the heated wax. Although the original objects may seem ambiguous in their new setting, there is a familiarity – a resemblance to the many objects and images depicted in my work for some 15 years.
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