Encaustic Arts Magazine WINTER 2017 - Page 107

Life Signs Triptych, left to right: Rewind, encaustic on cradled wood panel, 20 x 16 x 2 inches, 2017 Power, encaustic on cradled wood panel, 20 x 16 x 2 inches, 2017 Play, encaustic on cradled wood panel, 20 x 16 x 2 inches, 2017 Most recently I have begun a new series called Life Signs. In my Life Signs series, I take a fairly literal approach to words and symbols. I search for symbols that people see everyday that can have many meanings. Such as Pause – reminding the viewer to pause from the busyness of life and be content in the moment. Or, Play reminding the viewer to take time to enjoy life. I like to think that after viewing my pieces, they will notice those symbols in their everyday life, and be reminded of these life applications. (Image: Life Signs Triptych which includes Rewind, Power and Play are from this series). Over the past 20+ years I have experimented with many different art forms and mediums; often referring to them as “rabbit trails.”  Everything was enticing yet nothing held my attention until I was introduced to the magical medium called encaustic, and I immediately fell in love.  I now focus on encaustic as my primary painting medium.