"Regeneration",  (12 x 8 x 5),  2016

"Regeneration",  (12 x 8 x 5),  2016

Statement

 

 Discovering the intersection of macro photography and encaustic fundamentally changed how I sculpt.  I developed this method to impel my photographic images into sculptural pieces that can be seen, touched, and experienced in three dimensions, using beeswax as the unifying element. Drawn to the endless possibilities that call out from the imagery and wax, I search out forms which seem to ask for release from their 2-dimensional planes-- a metamorphosis enabling them to become more fully alive.  I continue to push the boundaries of creating through encaustic, using my background in painting, drawing, and ceramic to deepen the expression of my sculpture.  Having always been captivated by the radiant qualities of nature, transforming the small bits found in the untamed world into regenerated beings is congruent with my history of using art as a means for personal change and healing.

  My career as a social worker gave me the privilege of witnessing the cathartic power of art, affirming how I continue to experience this as a healing force in my own life and art practice.  I believe that creativity reconnects us to our true self, which in turn, enable us to connect with others… art being the bridge for kinship and shared understanding.  I continue to work on developing my art practice, while finding ways to share the power of art with others as they unfold on their paths.  It is a powerful journey and one which I am honored to share.