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Blossom
Encaustic Paintings and Sculpture
Pirouette (mobile installation)

Pirouette (mobile installation)

Encaustic on Lutradur mobile (5 feet x 4 feet x 3 feet)

Pirouette (detail)

Pirouette (detail)

Encaustic on Lutradur mobile (5 feet x 4 feet x 3 feet)

Tangled Forest

Tangled Forest

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

Hanging Garden

Hanging Garden

Encaustic on Photograph on Kozo paper 36 x 26 x 16 "

Paired

Paired

Pigment on encaustic on panel. 16 x 12 x1"

Nugget

Nugget

Pigment on encaustic on panel. 16 x 12 x1"

Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower

Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower

Encaustic, oil, India Ink on cradled panel 18 x 24 x 2"

Interior Gaze

Interior Gaze

Watercolour 8 x 10"

ArtistStatement

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.  

ABOUT ENCAUSTIC

*The word "encaustic" comes from the Greek word “enkaustikos,” meaning to "burn in". Encaustic is made from a combination of molten beeswax, tree resin and pigment, and is one of the most long-lasting art mediums.  Encaustic paintings date back to the Egyptian Fayum mummy portraits (c 100-300 CE); Greeks and Romans used encaustic on sculpture and panels in the 5th-7th centuries.

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