Handmaidens

2008 - 2011

This series began with an interest in gesture and stance being indicative of a state of mind. The hands and figures in the pieces were built up with encaustic paint into a very low relief and then combined with cursive scribbles done in pen on mulberry paper. The paper was saturated with wax and embedded in the painting. A friend referred to the figures as "handmaidens", which I liked. I see them as quietly expressing a balance between fragility and resilience, entropy and regeneration.

Remembrance.jpg
String Theory - This Moment.jpg
This.jpg
Unravel #1.jpg
Unravel #2.jpg
Unravel #3.jpg
Tegument.jpg
Was.jpg
Pull.jpg
Gremlin.jpg
swimmers.jpg
Imminent #3.jpg
My Specialness.jpg
T(W)rapped.jpg
Blessing of Tears.jpg
wader.jpg
Wader with Lotus.jpg
Observation of an Organizing Principal.j
Blanket.jpg
Petition.jpg
Cascade.jpg
Magic Trick.jpg
Eve's Towel.jpg
Supported Meadow.jpg
falling pink.jpg
Change You Can Believe In.jpg
"Imminent #3";  2010;  10" x 60";  encaustic, paper and mixed media on wood panel;  sold