"Migration, Interrupted", 2017, (12 x 12.25 x 5 inches)
       
     
"Vulnerable", 2017, (12.25 x 12 x 4.25 inches)
       
     
"Reveal", 2017, (12 x 12.25 x 4.5 inches)
       
     
"Unfurling", 2016, (15 x 30 x 4 inches)
       
     
"Of the Sea", 2015
       
     
"Comfort", 2016
       
     
"Quiet Emergence"
       
     
"The Sacred in the Night", 2015, (14 x 25 x 12 inches)
       
     
"Metamorphosis" (12 x 18)
       
     
"Sacred" and "In the Stillness"
       
     
"Autumn on the Forest Floor"
       
     
"Inner Radiance"
       
     
"Radiance"
       
     
"Softness of Spring"
       
     
"Color of Light"
       
     
"Held"
       
     
"The Gathering"
       
     
"Early Morning"
       
     
"Basking in the Warmth"
       
     
"Perserverance"
       
     
"Glow"
       
     
"Morning in the Garden"
       
     
"Stillpoint"
       
     
"Simple Offerings"
       
     
"Stillpoint"
       
     
"Migration, Interrupted", 2017, (12 x 12.25 x 5 inches)
       
     
"Migration, Interrupted", 2017, (12 x 12.25 x 5 inches)

(Thank you to Frankie York Thompson of New Editions Gallery, Lexyington, KY, for representing my work!)

 A monarch on the grill of a car-- clearly struck during its journey-- brought awareness of how our lives can be altered… either in a single moment, or by long-held process/systems.  Each day there is desperate need to create goodness and gratitude amid the chaos and suffering in our world.  “Migration, Interrupted” evolved by merging photo with kozo, layering with fused wax, hand-carving and sculpting, coloring with pigment, and wiring onto depths of carved beeswax waiting like the midnight sky.

"Vulnerable", 2017, (12.25 x 12 x 4.25 inches)
       
     
"Vulnerable", 2017, (12.25 x 12 x 4.25 inches)

(Thank you to Frankie York Thompson, of New Editions Gallery, Lexington, KY, for representing my work!)

A small Io Moth wing discovered on the road under a street lamp grew much larger than life, as it was printed on kozo paper, layered with encaustic medium, hand-carved over the surface, sculpted, and wired onto a layered beeswax cradled panel, where organic swirls depicting movement were carved. Painted with oils to accentuate the habitat of the moth, I was struck by the fact that this wing was all that remained by morning, reminded of our vulnerability, and of the natural cycle of life.

"Reveal", 2017, (12 x 12.25 x 4.5 inches)
       
     
"Reveal", 2017, (12 x 12.25 x 4.5 inches)

(Thank you to Frankie York Thompson, of New Editions Gallery, Lexington, KY, for representing my work!).

A Blue Swallowtail feasting in our blackberry garden brought life to this sculpture. Printed on textile, layered with fused wax, hand-carved, sculpted into form, and colored with powdered pigment, it was wired onto a cradled panel layered with intricately carved organic shapes in beeswax and painted with oils, providing a resting place for this memorialized bit of nature’s beauty.  It illuminates the revelation of inner goodness that radiates out when provided with the sustenance we need.

"Unfurling", 2016, (15 x 30 x 4 inches)
       
     
"Unfurling", 2016, (15 x 30 x 4 inches)

This sculpture reflects the early signs of spring, as seen in the unfurling of the tendrils on a young fern, found in a nature preserve near our home.  Witnessing this quiet act of emergence reminded me of how naturally we come into being when surrounded by stillness, safety, and sunlight.  Materials used in its creation include macro photograph, kozo paper, encaustic medium, powdered pigment, found wood, and linen thread

"Of the Sea", 2015
       
     
"Of the Sea", 2015

I am so honored for this piece to have gone to a couple whom I respect deeply, and who have supported my journey as an artist.

"Comfort", 2016
       
     
"Comfort", 2016

This sculpture now lives across the United States, in the home of an amazing artist and inspiration.

"Quiet Emergence"
       
     
"Quiet Emergence"

This piece just sold at the live auction during the Berea Art Council's 2016 Stepping Out for Art.  The original encaustic part of this sculpture was juried in to the "NOT big" Exhibit at the Mary Rezny Gallery in Lexington, KY, in August 2015.  I chose to nestle to sculpture in branches to hold the peony and allow it to be hung on a wall.

"The Sacred in the Night", 2015, (14 x 25 x 12 inches)
       
     
"The Sacred in the Night", 2015, (14 x 25 x 12 inches)

I am so happy that this has transitioned out of the Kentucky Guild Gallery and into its new home!

"Metamorphosis" (12 x 18)
       
     
"Metamorphosis" (12 x 18)

This piece was purchased by St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, KY, as part of their Healing Arts Initiative, in which art purchased from local artists is selected for inclusion in the hospital environment.  Bringing images that transmit beauty and calm into the space where patients, families and staff work together for healing, provides a sense of respite for weary minds and bodies, and hopefully helps restore a bit of energy needed to continue whatever is being faced.  Having worked in medical social work for years, I can attest to the need for this healing energy, and am honored to be included in part of this journey.

"Sacred" and "In the Stillness"
       
     
"Sacred" and "In the Stillness"

These pieces sold at the Berea Art Council Exhibit, "Original Art... Original Gift", and were made starting with macro photography of a Luna Moth and Common Blue Morpho Butterfly, printed on handmade Japanese kozo paper, fused with multiple layers of beeswax, hand-carved relief detail, and colored sfurther with powdered pigment.  They are fused to the background, which has 1/4" thickness of beeswax medium, intricately carved with organic design that complements the sacred imagery.  I am thrilled that these 2 pieces went to new homes!

"Autumn on the Forest Floor"
       
     
"Autumn on the Forest Floor"

encaustic sculpture, private collection

"Inner Radiance"
       
     
"Inner Radiance"

This encaustic sculpture was made from a macro photograph of a nautilus shell from a favorite nature preserve.  I have always been struck by the beauty of the nautilus shape, and feel like it connects on a primal level for me, drawing me in.  Through the creation of the piece, I reflected on how much connection with others is enabled when we let our innermost selves radiate outwardly.

This sculpture was juried into 5th Annual Encaustic/Wax Exhibit at the Encaustic Artists Institute, in Sante Fe, NM, in October 2015, and was purchased by the institute for inclusion in their permanent collection.

"Radiance"
       
     
"Radiance"

Photography, St. Joseph Hospital, Berea,  KY, Healing Arts Inititative

"Softness of Spring"
       
     
"Softness of Spring"

photography, private collection

"Color of Light"
       
     
"Color of Light"

photography, St. Joseph Hospital, Berea, KY, Healing Arts Inititiave 

"Held"
       
     
"Held"

photography, St. Joseph Hospital, Berea,  KY, new mammography unit

"The Gathering"
       
     
"The Gathering"

photography, St. Joseph Hospital, Berea, KY, new mammography unit

"Early Morning"
       
     
"Early Morning"

photography, St. Joseph Hospital, Berea, KY, new mammography unit

"Basking in the Warmth"
       
     
"Basking in the Warmth"

photography, St. Joseph Hospital, Berea, KY, Healing Arts Initiative

"Perserverance"
       
     
"Perserverance"

photography, St. Joseph Hospital, Berea, KY, new mammography unit

"Glow"
       
     
"Glow"

photography, St. Joseph Hospital, Berea, KY, new mammography unit

"Morning in the Garden"
       
     
"Morning in the Garden"

photography, powdered pigment, St. Joseph Hospital East, Lexington, KY, Healing Arts Initiative

"Stillpoint"
       
     
"Stillpoint"

St. Joseph Hospital, Berea, KY, Healing Arts Initiative 

"Simple Offerings"
       
     
"Simple Offerings"

photography, private collection

"Stillpoint"
       
     
"Stillpoint"

St. Joseph Hospital, Berea, KY, new mammography unit