My work is inspired by, and often created out of, everyday objects. I juxtapose the tactile personal experience of tools and household items, with an on-going inquiry in to what it is to be human. My process involves wax, which shifts from liquid to solid, articulating evolving states and shifts in perspective.
The work is intended as an aesthetic interpretation of human inter-connectedness. Wax is ideal for this, as, it is at times hard and at other times malleable and vulnerable. I recognize this feeling of fragile change and impermanence as a unique part of the encaustic aesthetic – as a metaphor for the innate search for understanding of self, and for connection.