I am exploring the theme of Crows in this recent series of Encaustic paintings. Observing the intelligence and quirky gestures of these birds led me to capture their personalities in paint.
In this work I am incorporating my love for drawing, painting, and composing visual stories. The encaustic wax medium allows me to work in layers, trapping fragments of color, memory and message in time. Working with the molten wax on birch panels is engaging a mix of alchemy and jazz. Colors are worked like chords until the metamorphosis of substance and meaning cools to a finished statement.