Implied Container

2017 - 2020

This series began as play, using inks, watercolors, markers and pencils to make marks on kozo paper. The paper was saturated with clear wax medium, making translucent sheets that could be cut, torn, layered and arranged on encaustic coated wood panels before being embedded in more wax medium and fused onto the panel.

 

Many of us have an almost primal desire to collect and arrange objects. I spend a lot of time - maybe too much -  moving shapes around to find groupings that create a kind of poetry of adjacencies.  In the first works of this series I thought of the pieces as shelves. As it continued, I began to think of them as implied containers - as boundries holding a moment of sensation, memory, or landscape. They became stand-ins for the body and the ebb and flow of impressions and thoughts; images of something elusive momentarily constrained.

Shelf #1.jpg, arrangement of cup and bowl shapes done in wax, paper and drawing
Shelf #2.JPG, colorful arrangement of cup and bowl shapes done in wax, paper and drawing
Shelf #3.JPG, arrangement of bowl and container shapes in blue black and grey using wax, paper and drawing
Shelf #4.JPG, beautiful arrangement of container shapes using wax, paper and drawing in pinks, browns, black, salmon, red
Shelf #5.JPG, collection arrangement of container shapes using wax, paper and drawing in blues, reds, orange, pink
Shelf #6.JPG, mysterious collection arrangement of container and bowl shapes using wax, paper and drawing
Shelf #7.JPG, mysterious beautiful collection arragnement of container vase shapes done in wax, paper and drawing
Girlfriend.JPG, mysterious feminine arrangement of container and jewelry shapes done in wax, paper and drawing
Interior Monolog.JPG, mysterious arrangement collection of bottle and jar shapes done in paper, wax and drawing
Runoff.JPG, arrangement collection of large containers with water rain imagery done in wax, paper and drawing
Specimens.jpg, collection of jar container images with mysterious dream content done in wax, paper and drawing
Conditions Remain Variable.jpg, collection of jars with mysterious landscape interiors done in wax, paper and drawing
Early July.jpg, colorful collection arrangement of bottles and jars feels like summer, done in wax, paper and drawing
Caught and Released.jpg, beautiful tipped jar with escaping ribbons and bows, done in wax, paper and drawing
Spirits.jpg, mysterious collection of bottles, colorful interiors done in wax, paper and drawing.
Covid Summer Pitchers.jpg
Sometimes, Notions.jpg, row of large jars with ribbons, safety pins, buttons, sewing notions, done in wax paper and drawing, colorful abstract
Containment Vessel.jpg, heart jar with coast landscape rocks and birds, done in wax, paper, drawing collage, blue and silver
Divine Intervention.jpg, tornado in a jar, saved from destructive forces, done in wax, paper, drawing collage with gold leaf
Cake Plate Volcano.jpg
All Shook Up.jpg, bottle with explosion emotion love, done in wax, paper, drawing collage, colorful intense