Encaustics and printmaking are companions in my studio. I respect each for their unique qualities and processes and I am constantly thrilled by their unity in my work. One often informs the other as I am creating. The addition and subtraction of ink on the surface of the encaustic wax and working the print as much as the plate creates the finished piece.
With color, texture and pattern I propose ideas sparked by political and social tensions in regards to women's reproductive rights, sexual assault, global worming and other ongoing events. Because my work does not always reference recognizable forms the interpretation becomes multifaceted.