Shadows May Fall

17" round mixed media encaustic on wood panel with natural maple floater frame



There was something about all the major shifts happening in the world in recent times that pushed me to dig deeper into myself to get in contact with the truest essence of what inspires me to create.  It felt important to keep showing up despite the swirling energies of fear and doubt and to distill the sources of peace, truth, and beauty that shape my days. 


I wanted to get back to my early days of creating with encaustic when I made my own paints using powdered pigments, beeswax, and damar resin so I gathered up my supplies and made a batch of paints especially for this series.


This particular piece is a multi-layered, vibrant exploration of the imagery of nature that grounds me.  It started with layers of oil paint and pastel and continued to evolve in a spontanous process of feeling my way around the painting, leaving marks and gestures in an intentional, yet free flowing manner. There are vintage crocheted lace bits, collaged words from an old player piano roll, antique and handmade papers, and image transfers of my pencil drawings of a butterfly, constellations, abstract animal tracks and more.  I carve and scrape back the wax to create patterns and textures and the interplay of the materials provide an incredible amount fine detail and transparency.


Comes ready to hang for years of enjoyment!

Shadows May Fall

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