Over the past two to three years I have been working in a variety of media, most heavily in encaustic paint, on wood grounds and reclaimed materials. Some of my work is evolving into more sculptural, 2.5-dimensional pieces as I have discovered salvaged wood, and found new constructions that can be made with these materials. My Microterrain series is the beginning of this exploration. In working with these pieces, I found myself responding to uneven surfaces, shapes and crevices, the actual history of each object. These surprising and playful dialogues in topography and scale informed new thinking about working with encaustic as well, engaging with its inherent sculptural qualities.