Blossom
Nugget

Nugget

Pigment on encaustic on panel. 16 x 12 x1"

Paired

Paired

Pigment on encaustic on panel. 16 x 12 x1"

Flare

Flare

Encaustic and pigment on panel 24 x 18"

Tangled Forest

Tangled Forest

Encaustic and pigment on archival photograph on board. 24x 30 x 2"

Undone

Undone

Encaustic and pigment on panel 30 x 24"

Artist Statement
 

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” ― Buddha

 

Flowers vibrate with life energy, opening and unfurling their petals of delicate magnificence. For humankind, florals hold powerful symbolic and spiritual meaning.  We gift bouquets to celebrate special occasions and holidays.  Blossoms accompany us through every major event in life: birth, love, marriage, graduation, illness and death. 

 

Across time, culture, history and religions, flowers symbolize renewal, tracking the cycle of birth, growth, death and regeneration. These tiny miracles appear like complex microcosms of the universe when observed under a microscope.  Looking deeply into a flower also draws attention to the effects of environmental and climate change we are currently witnessing on our planet, making these gentle petals a grave call to action.  

 

Encaustic is the perfect medium to depict the natural subject matter of flowers: a combination of molten beeswax and damar tree resin, encaustic literally imbues paintings with the pulse of living energy.