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.