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Zassenhaus
waxes and painted cardboard box on wood
21" x 18"
2017
Dr. Fuhrman DHA + EPA
waxes and painted cardboard box on wood
11.5" x 8.25"
2017
Midwest9
waxes and painted cardboard box on wood
7" x 9"
2017
Foreva2 Lifetime Light
waxes and painted cardboard box on wood
11.5" x 13.25"
2017
Chobani Greek Yogurt
waxes and painted cardboard box on wood
25" x 28"
2017
Face Collage
waxes and painted cardboard box on wood
19" x 16.5"
2017
Fluticasone
waxes and painted cardboard box on wood
7.5" x 9"
2017
Gold's Gym Stress Ball
waxes and painted cardboard box on wood
9" x 15"
2017
Origins Underwear for Lashes
waxes and painted cardboard box on wood
7" x 4"
2017
Weil for Origins
waxes and painted cardboard box on wood
7" x 6.25"
2017
Aleve
waxes and painted cardboard box on wood
7.5" x 6,25"
2017
Sunk
waxes and painted cardboard box on wood
9" x 9"
2017
Breakstone Salter Butter
waxes and painted cardboard box on wood
10.75" x 8.25"
2017
Canada Lake Wild Rice
waxes and painted cardboard on wood
10" x 8.5"
2016

Many years ago my collages and mixed media work transformed gradually into a wax-on-wood method. I’ve now been working with wax as my main medium for over 20 years. In phases previous to this one, I experimented with layering many different materials in wax, such as bubble wrap, foam rubber, plexiglass and detritus. I find working with wax extremely seductive and endlessly engaging.

This current series began as a "packaging" double entendre. It started as a personal reaction to the 'packaging' and homogenizing of women and the false illusions and standards created by the advertising world. Years later it has blossomed into a more general fascination with cardboard waste and all its possibilities, along with a desire to highlight the waste and destruction (both physical and spiritual) our consumerist society creates daily.

Note: The title of each piece in this series is lifted from the printing on the cardboard box it contains.