artwork > 2014-2017

Advanced Glass
wax and painted cardboard on wood
30" x 31"
2015
Sumo Citrus 2
wax and painted cardboard on wood
31" x 28"
2014
Redermic C
wax and painted cardboard on wood
11" x 13"
2014
Fastener Center
encaustic and cardboard box on wood
10 ⅜" x 8 ¼"
2014
Cuatro Pinos Brand 1
encaustic and cardboard box on wood
12 ¼" x 10 ¾"
2014
Leanne
encaustic and cardboard on wood
7 ½" x 9"
2014
Beryl 1
beeswax, paraffin and cardboard on wood
6 ¼" x 8"
2014
Beryl 2
beeswax,paraffin and cardboard on wood
6 ¼" x 8"
2014
GH-69-1
encaustic and cardboard box on wood
6 ¾" x 8 ½"
2014
Old Holland Marszwart
encaustic and cardboard box on wood
9 ⅞" x 13 ⅜"
2014
*1500*
encaustic and cardboard on wood
4 ½" x 4 ½"
2014
Beryl 4
beeswax, paraffin and cardboard on wood
8 ½" x 8"
2014
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
Chobani Greek Yogurt
waxes and painted cardboard box on wood
25" x 28"
2017
Estee Lauder Modern Muse
waxes and giclee print on wood
19.5" x 9.25"
2018
Fluticasone
waxes and painted cardboard box on wood
7.5" x 9"
2017
Weil for Origins
waxes and painted cardboard box on wood
7" x 6.25"
2017
Gold's Gym Stress Ball
waxes and painted cardboard box on wood
9" x 15"
2017
Golden Acrylic
encaustic and cardboard box on wood
7 ½" x 7 ¼"
2014
Sunk
waxes and painted cardboard box on wood
9" x 9"
2017
Fage Collage
waxes and painted cardboard box on wood
19" x 16.5"
2017
Zassenhaus
waxes and painted cardboard box on wood
21" x 18"
2017

These mixed media collages are created through a process of layering various objects and waxes. The mutations in color and opacity are somewhat unpredictable. I try to encourage accidental surprises—while simultaneously struggling to maintain control over the nearly-impossible-to-control medium of hot wax.

Underpinning this work is my interest in consumerism and its byproduct, packaging. The physical and ideological concept of packaging, with its many possibilities of interpretation leads me to think of the stuff we cast off, misleading facades and the pervasiveness of advertising in our culture

Note:
Each work in this series contains a portion or the entirety of a used cardboard box.