Encaustic Paintings > Archedictyon

Archedictyon
Encaustic and oil on paper
2013
Metamorphosis
Encaustic and Oil on Paper
2013
Antediluvian
Encaustic and oil on paper
15"H x 22"W
2011
Take Flight
Encaustic and oil on wood panel
2014
Diffuse Reflection
Encaustic and oil on wood panel
2014
Refraction in Flight
Encaustic and oil on paper
2014
Refraction in Rain
Encaustic and oil on paper
2013
Crypsis
Encaustic and oil on paper
2013
Encased in Evening Song
Encaustic and oil on wood panel
2013
Seventeen Years
Encaustic and Oil on Paper
2013
Evanescence
Encaustic and oil on wood panel
2014
Mayfly
Encaustic and oil on paper
2013
Owlfly
Encaustic and Oil on paper
2013
Ironclad
Encaustic and oil on wood
2013
Apodeme
Encaustic and oil on wood panel
2013
Archetype
Encaustic and oil on wood
2013
Upon Air (left)
Encaustic and Oil on wood
2013
Wing Study
Encaustic and oil on wood panel
2014
Flight Study
Encaustic and oil on wood
2014
Shell Study
Encaustic and oil on wood
2014

Archedictyon : (from Greek Arche meaning first, original, ancient, primitive, or most basic and dictyo- meaning net or netlike, is a name given to a hypothetical scheme of wing venation proposed for the common ancestor of all winged insects.

I have a deep appreciation for the hidden and often overlooked beauty of insects: their pre-historic origins, complex structures, delicate textures, and the way they move and morph. Insects have symbolic and metaphorical significance for me, representing change and evolution–personal, philosophical, and societal. Many people have an unfounded fear of “bugs” which causes a desire to eradicate them. Bugs have a bad reputation: crop killers, disease spreaders, itch causers, biters, buzzers and annoyers. To find beauty in such creatures requires looking beyond the mud and slush of the everyday, and giving attention to things unseen–something I desire personally and think contemporary society needs.