2019 - Present > 2021 Better Part of Fine

Better Part of Fine #1
mixed media, collage, and encaustic on panel
16 in x 16 in
2021
Better Part of Fine #2
mixed media, collage, and encaustic on panel
16 in x 16 in
2021
Better Part of Fine #3
mixed media, collage, and encaustic on panel
16 in x 16 in
2021
Better Part of Fine #4
mixed media, collage, and encaustic on panel
16 in x 16 in
2021

This body of work is heavily patterned and incorporates personal and cultural archetypes. Just as I work in layers of wax, I layer images to create metaphors, associations, and new meaning from juxtaposition. Based on "mind maps", a graphic organizer strategy for organizing ideas, the paintings explore the layers of personal identity, overlapping similarities, and the accumulation of experience in an individual.