On Paper

This work directly followed my encaustic wave paintings, which are about the fleeting nature of a wave and the illusion it represents. A wave is transient; gone by the time our eyes send the image to our brain.

These works on paper take that idea a step further.  They are about the accumulation of these ever-changing moments. I look at each piece as a life caught at some point of being lived.  Some are simple, cleanly layered: young. Others are chaotic and deeply layered.  All start with a base of watercolor and/or gouache: our givens at birth, such as family, DNA, genealogy and geography. The more complex pieces represent the wild variations of a longer arc of life caught while being lived.