Fragility and Strength,Translucence
I'm a mixed media artist working with delicate materials, thin filmy layers of paper and silk, sometimes eco printed, that become resilient when exposed to the encaustic process. I love this paradox. I build up layers including monotype and photographic prints, fibres and coloured inks.
Nature inspires me. I enjoy making images that evolve as one looks at them, ... sparking associations that develop and deepen. I combine elements that wouldn't normally be seen together, creating a new entity which is meaningful to me.
Recently, I've been building felt pebble shapes as well as vessels out of wool, silk and washi.
The ambiguity of line, sometimes the result of the natural fibres I'm using or otherwise what I add by stitching or adding strips of printed washi is satisfying my current passion.
128 Clyde St