The creations of nature, especially butterflies, are a source of comfort to me. They emerge through incredible transformations; weather the seasons without shrinking from life; and are sources of joy and wonder. There is a magic in the colors and shapes, and a transference of freedom and beauty.
We look at nature and attribute our own stories and myths to it, particularly the allure of a butterfly’s life cycle. Photographing these beautiful creatures helps me capture that marvel and transform it into my work.
Encaustics are very freeing–the organic process of reheating wax and watching it flow liberates me from the perfectionist within. Using this natural resource to embed themes of nature and life into my collages is enabling my own evolution as a person.
Here are my encaustic collages created thus far (the wire jewelry gallery is here):