enso light





acrylic on plastic 5″ x 5″


a little universe in a single gesture

ripe ol’ age

A little poem by one of my favorite poets with some present tense modification…



I [am] still slightly
fuzzy in shady spots
and the tenderest lime.
It [is] lovely, as I
look back, but not
at the time. For it is
hard to be green and
take your turn as flesh.
So much freshness
to [re]learn.

– Kay Ryan

waxing lilies


as a part of the encaustic workshop, i actually attempted to see if i could create a brandon-esque (see previous acrylic painting series) piece using wax. it ended up being quite a bit more tricky with controlling the temperature and thickness and transparency than i anticipated so i shifted gears and moved into some mild 3d sculpting.

below is a little piece that’s still in progress and requires a bit more tempering, but its idea is quite evident. it’s a happy little piece that started with a wonderful blue and clear base that built up into what i’m calling a lily pond. each individual petal is constructed from drips of wax, like tiny wax crepes which I peel off and promptly mold while still warm. here are 3 shots of the piece, collaged from different angles.

photo (5)

the lily pond

encaustic on a 10″ x 10″ board (in progress)

wax on, wax off

tried out a little encaustic during a weekend workshop with deborah winiarski. it was lots of fun to work with beeswax and heat. did a little rothko inspired piece here with beeswax, charcoal, oil stick, and oil paint. i was interested in taking her workshop and working with wax due to the way that the way this medium carries light through a piece and creates a sense of multi-dimensionality.





“red” encaustic, 10″ x 10″

march 2015

over the river and through the woods

arrows and towers


photos from chile and bolivia are up under photos!