Encaustic Paintings > Unearthed

Thin Terrain
Encaustic and oil on paper
23"H x 17"W
2012
Accipe
Encaustic and oil on wood
11"H x 10"W x 2.75"D
2011
Manantia
Encaustic and oil on wood
11.5"H x 11.5"W x 2.75"D
2011
Backswimmer
Encaustic and oil on paper
11"H x 15"W
2011
Steady On, Strong and Beautiful
Encaustic and oil on paper
15"H x 11"W
2011
Perpetuum (Unbroken Expanse)
Encaustic and oil on wood
15.5"H x 11"W x 2.75"D
2011
Patience
Encaustic and oil on paper
15"H x 11"W
2011
Grounded
Encaustic and oil on paper
8.25"H x 11"W x 2.75"D
2011
Mammoth Cave
Encaustic and oil on wood
26"H x 11"W x 2.75"D
2012
Frigus (Cold of Winter)
Encaustic and oil on wood
26"H x 11"W x 2.75"D
2012
Vectus Vorago
Encaustic and oil on wood panel
26"H x 11"W x 2.75"D
2012
Prisco
Encaustic and collage on wood
14"H x 10"W x 2.75"D
2011
Migration
Encaustic and oil on paper
16"H x 9"W
2012
Pictured Rocks
Encaustic and oil on panel
19.5"H x 15"W x 2.75"D
2011
Winged Life
Encaustic and oil on wood
11"H x 26"W x 2.75"D
2012
Momentary Entanglement
Encaustic and oil on paper
15"H x 11"W
2011
Departure
Encaustic and oil on paper
11"H x 15"W
2011

When walking, the habit is to look just in front of you, at what is in your immediate path. Small things—such as dragonfly wings, or emerald moss—may go unnoticed in a hurry to progress, obstructed by the mud and slush of the everyday. Large forms—like sandstone cliffs, and open terrain—are seemingly still and static, but have layers that change through slow movement of the earth. These are small movements with great significance, only perceived with the passing of time and careful observation.

As I walk, colors, textures, and forms are collected. They evoke emotion, thought, and abstract ideas. Natural forms, those things leading out, up, under, and away, inform artistic invention: landforms, water, wings, and insects that fly, burrow or transform. These things suggest change and growth. Even in abstract works, natural forms emerge, unearthed from what I observe, think, and feel.

Latin titles are taken from poetic descriptions by Anne Carson in her book Nox.