Artist Statement

My work is about suspension and convergence. It seeks to tap into such sensory interplay as experiencing two senses at the same time, like listening to birdsong and being aware of the space that sound creates.

There is a shifting alertness to each piece where physical and mindful sensations overlap. My mixed media panels, works on paper, and installations speak to in-between states, where boundaries are blurred and contents coexist. Built-up layers of material move from opaque to translucent, from seductive surface to embedded photo-transfers, drawings, and organic matter, both seen and unseen.

My intention is to create assemblages, where transitions between imagery, raw material, and notations push painting to function as a phenomenon. Ultimately, I am interested in constructing environments that tap into our collective desire for something tangible as a way to access the intangible.

My paintings are made using traditional encaustic methods. A medium made of bleached beeswax and damar crystals is combined with pigments and collage materials on a wooden ground. The wax medium is not only a vehicle for pigment but also a glue for various collage materials. This construction method results in paintings that are sealed, stable and resistant to environmental factors, including temperature and moisture.