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.