The central theme in my work  is the fragility of the human condition. In my work, I touch and examine our awareness to the vulnerability we all experience in our daily lives. Emulating a memory of the body and its fragility, I am building the skin in a rich, allusive language. In its physicality, it is a re-imagined object. The layering of our skin underlines our personal story that we cover and hide. The sensual, almost tender casing for these fitted forms representing parts of the body. Abstracted within the figure. These pieces attempt to cope with the fine lines between mortality and beauty.   Tar Black, 2018   12 x 12 x 4 inch / 31 x 31 x 10 cm  Encaustic, oil, cloth on cradled panel   Photography Credit: Jean Vong Photography, Inc
       
     
Coming Together, 2018
       
     
Curved Back Mountain, 2018
       
     
Waterfalls feet, 2018
       
     
Belly Button, 2018
       
     
Torso wings in Gold & Blue, 2018
       
     
Torso with scrolling hair, 2018
       
     
Your Torso, 2018
       
     
Grandma's Feet, 2018
       
     
Barefoot, 2018
       
     
Crossed, 2018
       
     
Scales, 2018
       
     
Broken, 2018
       
     
Skin to Skin, 2017
       
     
 Enveloped, 2018
       
     
Divided, 2018
       
     
Mend Your Cut, 2018
       
     
Skin Pillow, 2018
       
     
Feel me, 2018
       
     
Hear me, 2018
       
     
I am here, 2018
       
     
  The central theme in my work  is the fragility of the human condition. In my work, I touch and examine our awareness to the vulnerability we all experience in our daily lives. Emulating a memory of the body and its fragility, I am building the skin in a rich, allusive language. In its physicality, it is a re-imagined object. The layering of our skin underlines our personal story that we cover and hide. The sensual, almost tender casing for these fitted forms representing parts of the body. Abstracted within the figure. These pieces attempt to cope with the fine lines between mortality and beauty.   Tar Black, 2018   12 x 12 x 4 inch / 31 x 31 x 10 cm  Encaustic, oil, cloth on cradled panel   Photography Credit: Jean Vong Photography, Inc
       
     

The central theme in my work is the fragility of the human condition. In my work, I touch and examine our awareness to the vulnerability we all experience in our daily lives. Emulating a memory of the body and its fragility, I am building the skin in a rich, allusive language. In its physicality, it is a re-imagined object. The layering of our skin underlines our personal story that we cover and hide. The sensual, almost tender casing for these fitted forms representing parts of the body. Abstracted within the figure. These pieces attempt to cope with the fine lines between mortality and beauty.

Tar Black, 2018

12 x 12 x 4 inch / 31 x 31 x 10 cm

Encaustic, oil, cloth on cradled panel

Photography Credit: Jean Vong Photography, Inc

Coming Together, 2018
       
     
Coming Together, 2018

Encaustic, oil and cloth on cradled wood

10 3/4 x 8 x 2 inch / 27 x 20 x 5 cm

Photography Credit: Jean Vong Photography, Inc

Curved Back Mountain, 2018
       
     
Curved Back Mountain, 2018

Mixed Media on Canvas

66 x 60 inch

Waterfalls feet, 2018
       
     
Waterfalls feet, 2018

Ink, acrylic and oil on canvas

72 x 40 inch

Belly Button, 2018
       
     
Belly Button, 2018

Encaustic, oil & plaster on cradled panel

9 x 11 x 4 inch / 23 x 28 x 10.5 cm

Torso wings in Gold & Blue, 2018
       
     
Torso wings in Gold & Blue, 2018

Encaustic, oil & Persian rug on cradled panel

18 x 12 x 3 inch

Torso with scrolling hair, 2018
       
     
Torso with scrolling hair, 2018

Ink, Acrylic, Charcoal & Oil on Canvas

72 x 54 inch

Your Torso, 2018
       
     
Your Torso, 2018

Mixed Media on Canvas

58 x 40 inch

Grandma's Feet, 2018
       
     
Grandma's Feet, 2018

Encaustic, oil & cloth on cradled panel

10 x 8 x 3 3/4 inch

Barefoot, 2018
       
     
Barefoot, 2018

Encaustic, oil, cloth on cradled panel

15 x 12 x 2 inch / 38 x 30.5 x 4.5cm

Crossed, 2018
       
     
Crossed, 2018

Encaustics and rope on cradled wood

20 x 6 x 3 inch

Scales, 2018
       
     
Scales, 2018

Encaustic, oil and Rope on cradled panel

Broken, 2018
       
     
Broken, 2018

Encaustic on cradled wood panel

13 x 9 x 3.5 inch

Skin to Skin, 2017
       
     
Skin to Skin, 2017

Mixed Media on canvas

54 x 48 inch

 

 Enveloped, 2018
       
     
 Enveloped, 2018

Mixed Media & Encaustic on cradled Panel

8 x 8 x 2 inch

Divided, 2018
       
     
Divided, 2018

Cloth, thread, plaster, encaustic & oil on cradled Panel

8 x 8 x 2 inch

Mend Your Cut, 2018
       
     
Mend Your Cut, 2018

Cloth, plaster, encaustic & oil on cradled Panel

8 x 8 x 2 inch

Skin Pillow, 2018
       
     
Skin Pillow, 2018

Mixed Media on Plaster

6 x 5 inch

Feel me, 2018
       
     
Feel me, 2018

encaustic & metal pins on Japanese handmade paper in a shadowbox

8 x 6 x 2 inch

Hear me, 2018
       
     
Hear me, 2018

encaustic & metal pins on Japanese handmade paper in a shadowbox

8 x 6 x 2 inch

 

I am here, 2018
       
     
I am here, 2018

encaustic & metal pins on Japanese handmade paper in a shadowbox

8 x 6 x 2 inch