Wood & Wax Constructions

Started during isolation at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, this series represents my response to news events in the context of long standing concern about racism in our country. George Floyd was murdered five blocks from my childhood home. The park I played in almost daily, contained one of the nation’s largest and growing homeless encampments. My pervasive sense of uncertainty about the future was countered by focusing on the beauty and diversity of grain patterns in scraps of wood. Establishing relationships became a meditative practice, construction provided creative use of tools. Minimal encaustic application in black, white, and shades of gray completed each piece.