No matter how many alternate paths my work takes I always seem to return to order and repetition. These twin elements found in the patterns that surround us are with me as an underlying touchstone of inspiration.
In the Reclamation series, I take this concept of order and repetition and introduce a semblance of disarray without ever really abandoning the grid-like structure. I look to challenge the predictability inherent in patterns through my seemingly arbitrary use of colors which are chosen and arranged to give structure and movement to the randomness I have imposed on the grid.
The use of encaustic enhances the effects that I can create with texture and color. I am drawn to its warmth, to its tactile quality. I love the physical demands of working with wax and I am challenged by its constraints.