Meditations

        These works incorporate repetitive and layered elements, geometric, but softened by an organic nature. Repetition is a traditional and universal means of transcendence through meditation or prayer. Counting prayer beads or rosaries, spinning prayer wheels, chanting mantras and sacred phrases, are all ways that repetition is utilized to calm the mind and explore the deeper recesses of the soul and the self. By layering repetitive elements in wax there is a sense of the objects and marks being suspended in time and space, referencing a scale from microscopic crystal patterns to the vastness of interstellar space. The designs also suggest the seemingly infinite nature of existence and the connectedness of all things.
        Most of the art in this series also explores the beauty of overlooked materials and artifacts of our daily lives such as used teabag paper and coffee filters. Drinking tea and coffee is a calming and soothing meditation. We often stop and sit with the hot drink, allowing ourselves to rest and to be in the moment. The simple objects used in these works are like prayer flags marking a moment of daily life spent quietly and peacefully.

Evidence of Archaic Solutions - oil, cold wax - 48" x 42" - 2011

Evidence of Archaic Solutions

CETA #1 - encaustic, teabag paper, coffee filters, coffee, red earth - 10" x 10" - 2012

CETA #1

CETA #2 - encaustic, teabag paper, coffee filters, coffee, red earth - 10" x 10" - 2012

CETA #2

Eclipse- encaustic, teabag paper, coffee filters, coffee, red earth - 10" x 10" - 2012

Eclipse

Spiral - encaustic, teabag paper, coffee filters, coffee, red earth - 10" x 10" - 2012

Spiral

T&C #7 - encaustic, teabag paper, coffee filters - 18" x 18" - 2006

T&C #7

T&C #9 - encaustic, teabag paper, coffee, rust - 14 5/8" x 10 5/8" - 2006

T & C #9

T&C #10 - encaustic, teabag paper, coffee - 14 5/8" x 10 5/8" - 2006

T & C #10

T&C #11 - encaustic, teabag paper, oil - 8" x 6" - 2006

T&C #11

T&C #13 - encaustic, teabag paper, coffee filters - 37 3/8" x 29 3/8" - 2006

T&C #13

T&C #14 - encaustic, teabag paper - 18" x 18" - 2007

T&C #14

String Theory #5 - encaustic, teabag paper - 18" x 18" - 2006

String Theory #5

Two Theories Regarding the Nature of Time and Space, #1(blue) - encaustic, paper, pastel - 16" x 16" - 2007

Two Theories Regarding the Nature of Time and Space #1

Two Theories Regarding the Nature of Time and Space, #2(red) - encaustic, paper, pastel - 22" x 22" - 2007

Two Theories Regarding the Nature of Time and Space #2

Two Theories Regarding the Nature of Time and Space #3(peach) - encaustic, paper, pastel - 22" x 22" - 2007

Two Theories Regarding the Nature of Time and Space #3

Ancestral Shrine - encaustic, paper, Joss paper, incense sticks - 60" x 18" - 2002

Ancestral Shrine