Throughout my long career, the natural world has been the filter through which I examine my life and the world around me. The source is my growing up on the Gulf Coast – literally with the beach and gulf in front, and woods and swamp behind. I sought solace in nature and carry that experience until this day.
Trusting who I am guides these pieces and allows the medium to present itself in metaphoric and abstract ways, with only vaguely pre-determined parameters. Hundreds of layers of encaustic wax are built up with repeated strokes and then worn down with heat or friction tools. This process mimics geology and the results resemble familiar landforms. Rich with personal meaning, these works explore my inner landscape and our evolving natural environment. I liken my process to Google-mapping the future.