Typically I work in multiple layers of wax, encapsulating images in every layer. Partially veiled words, shapes, and images are glimpses into a visual journal, which can be excavated by the viewer. Often, a patina of age suggests an historical context—the painting as relic.
In a recent series I have parred down the content to simple shapes and marks in order to focus on the physicality of the wax: exploring surface and color without the distraction of representational imagery.
A reoccurring interest has been to encapsulate found and treasured items in waxed tea-bags.
Some of the pieces included here are works on paper. I place the paper directly on a heated palette, allowing the transmutation of warm paint and pigment into the paper fibers. This method demands spontaneity, and though I start with a loosely defined theme, I allow digression and distraction.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY