Current Work – Folktale Series (2013-2017)

Fairy tales, folklore, mythology, and complex textile and tile patterns from around the world inspire my pieces, which are primarily mixed media encaustics. I layer patterns and images, with an eye to formal design, hinting at narratives that are both familiar and exotic, occasionally appropriating images from art history, antique prints, and other artifacts to add context. Heat sealing each stratum with luminous natural beeswax, I employ collage, transfer, print-making and painting techniques using ink, oil and spray paints.  Some pieces are directly inspired by specific stories, others are amalgams of imagery from various tales.

The 8 works on paper at the bottom of the images are watercolor pencil drawings that I created for the SOHA Gallery Holiday Show in 2015.

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