Artist Statement

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My luminescent still life paintings focus on the vessel as a voluptuous form. The contours, of the vessel, are sculpted, by carving back and shaping the many layers. 

They are compositionally influenced by Asian, Classical and Modern Design, with the intention to evoke a sense of place. 

Using techniques both ancient and contemporary, the image evolves through applying multiple materials, layer by layer. The work utilizes encaustic, gesso with distemper, altered papers and cyanotype prints. The various grounds of "wallpapers" develop a dialect of pattern that frames or situates the dimensional vessel form. Transforming everyday objects, from humble materials into delicately detailed paintings.