C | Natures Vibrations
My work is driven on the ancient and re-emerging medium of encaustic; beeswax and resin, worked in a molten state with the added pigments of oil paint. My work is in the form of abstract landscapes and snapshot details of nature, exploring ideas of reflection, vibrations, movement and ideas of seismic. I don't necessarily always ponder what is happening above ground but happenings below! Reflecting on space, time, relationships, interactions between people and energy. My intention, to spark personal recollections in the viewer from an unconventional perspective, carefully building layers leaving a translucent history, (obsession with layers!) using depth of colour, luminescence, sculptural textures and surface transitions, transitions of slight sodalities. Though the fluvial and sculptural qualities of wax, I navigate memory. The complexity of this process takes me on a journey each and every time I paint, the adding and subtracting of the wax revealing layers that have pre excited and the conscious decisions of leaving layers un touched, and some built up for sculpture aspects. The multi layering of wax I see it as a metaphor for life; the conjunction between nature and the layers we create from memories, dreams and reflections. The melting wax challenges real and perceived boundaries present in life and proves that our imaginations and intuition alter the stagnation or fluidity of all boundaries. This work will change every time you study it. The dance with the molten wax back and forth embarks me on a journey to the mystery of the 'not knowing'. While working I keep myself in a fluid balance between meditation and examination until a satisfying equilibrium is reached. Not knowing when the piece is done until it is worked and reworked when that journey is complete. The hands-on labor and the intensive process leaves me with pieces that have many layers of mystery and metaphor, with my aim to create a calm core within disarray, leading the eye through a multi layering journey of great depths, stirring that reflection or emotion for the viewer.