Collage

Using the traditional cut-and-paste technique. Images are created using my own photos, paintings, sculptures as well as found objects and imagery.

Phantasm I
Phantasm I

A melodic young dancer appears as an apparition in this fantasy/mirage. The Phantasm series (2014) are waking dreams transferred to canvas, with imagery gathered during semi-nomadic adventures. Composited photographic 8"x10" image mounted on 2" deep cradle board, covered with encaustic wax. A melodic young dancer appears as an apparition in this fantasy/mirage. Composited photographic 8"x10" image mounted on 2" deep cradle board, covered with encaustic wax.

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Phantasm II
Phantasm II

A lone place setting sits in the foreground..Shielding her eyes a woman looks away from the viewer. she is alone, basking in sunset memories.Composited photographic 6" x 6" image mounted on 2" deep cradle board, covered with encaustic wax.

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Phantasm III
Phantasm III

A precarious pixie youth balances in this dreamscape amongst antiquities that have transformed over time, remaining beautiful despite obstacles and adversities. Perhaps the youth too will persevere, empowered with courage and tenacity, and the wisdom to take lessons from the past. Composited photographic 8"x8" image mounted on 2" deep cradle board, covered with encaustic wax.

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Departures I
Departures I

Topsy-turvy carousel-like spin sprightly fun and games This image is part of my Departures series, created in 2015, where images gathered during my travels serve as a staging ground for explorations of past and present, real and surreal. Composited photographic 6"x6" image mounted on 2" deep cradle board, covered with encaustic wax.

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Departures II
Departures II

A mother embroiders "A stitch in time saves nine". Knowing the ease of repairing something small, before it becomes bigger, saves one many troubles down the road. This image is part of my Departures series, created in 2015, where images gathered during my travels serve as a staging ground for explorations of past and present, real and surreal. Composited photographic 8" x 10" image mounted on 2" deep cradle board, covered with encaustic wax.

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Departures III
Departures III

Somehow a child can more clearly see what even the books have not answered. This image is part of my Departures series, created in 2015, where images gathered during my travels serve as a staging ground for explorations of past and present, real and surreal. Composited photographic 8" x 10" image mounted on 2" deep cradle board, covered with encaustic wax.

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Departures IV
Departures IV

Shipwrecked Demeter looks skyward towards the bumblebee, a symbol of agriculture and fertility, wistful of days of old and ancient rites and initiations from the Eleusinian Mysteries This image is part of my Departures series, created in 2015, where images gathered during my travels serve as a staging ground for explorations of past and present, real and surreal. Composited photographic 8" x 8" image mounted on 2" deep cradle board, covered with encaustic wax

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Wilde In The Wild
Wilde In The Wild

Oscar sits and reflects, "You must not find symbols in everything you see. It makes life impossible." Composited photographic 6" x 6" image mounted on 2" deep cradle board, covered with encaustic wax.

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Gordian's Knot
Gordian's Knot

The enigma of fluttering imps,oracles dressed in yellowtails,and a pirate's skeleton, surround this Gordian knot churned by the turbulent sea. Composited photographic 6x6 image mounted on 2"deep cradle board,covered with encaustic wax.

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Daphne
Daphne

Daphne tries to flee from Apollo, but stands frozen on a bridge... Composited photographic 6x6 image mounted on 2"deep cradle board,covered with encaustic wax.

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Once
Once

Here, imagine yourself with this view. Close your eyes and imagine the warmth and laziness of a summer afternoon, eyelids heavy from hours of reading, your young mind clouded between the world of the story you've read and the world that see. Imagine this image kept in the secret locket of your dreams. Composited photographic 8" x 8" image mounted on 2" deep cradle board, covered with encaustic wax.

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Road Trip
Road Trip

What a long strange trip it’s been for the doo-dah man.... Composited photographic 6"x6" image mounted on 2" deep cradle board, covered with encaustic wax.

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