Summer is still in full force and I am continuing creating small pieces-maquettes for larger works that I imagine creating this fall. Mixed media works that continue the themes of restoration and healing.I continue to work with wood and resin as the primary media. Casting horizontal layers into a depression of this piece of wood and imagining vast skyscapes or seascapes. The cracks of the wood are filled with translucent layers of resin, I feel like I am providing living water that once brought life to the tree, and rebirthing what once was dead. Its my spiritual journey of knowing and resting in knowing what provides me life and purpose.
Crafted steel stands elevate the small pieces (11″ x 7″ x 2″ ) and I liken them to signs along a journey. I imagine the passing of time and the eons of of ages, ancient lands. Many times I have pondered how an location, a remote area looked like hundreds and thousands of years ago. In the land of eternity, time is not measured.
I have added Aqua phosphorescent powders mixed with the resin casts in certain areas. Areas of the pieces are “energized” by light and interrupt the darkness.