Encaustic + photography

The abysmal

12" x 12" cradle board. Photo is glued to board using PVA glue. The photograph is brushed with encaustic medium. The image was taken during a storm in November near Coos Bay, Oregon. The I Ching hexagram is K'an (water) and means plunging in. On the left, inside the center of the I Ching coin is a piece of turquoise. Turquoise represents creativity arising from the action of letting go and immersion.

The Clan

12" x 9" cradle board. Photo is glued to board using PVA glue. Photograph is brushed with encaustic medium. The photograph was taken along the border between Mexico and Texas. Looking through these plants, one can see the Rio Grande flowing alongside. The I Ching hexagram here is Chia Jèn/The Family (The Clan). The plants represent the connection of families irrespective of bounderies.

On the Way to Zion

16" x 16" cradle board. Photo is glued to board using PVA glue. Photograph is brushed with encaustic medium. This photograph was taken on the road to Zion National Park outside Hurricane, Utah. Three thin, polished rock slabs are affixed to the bottom right of the cradle board. The rocks selected are representative of the geology found in Zion National Park.

Massing

12" x 9" cradle board. Photo is glued to board using PVA glue. Photograph is brushed with encaustic medium. The picture was taken on the Mexico/Texas border. The I Ching hexagram is Ts ui/Gathering Together (Massing). The inversed photograph of a tree with all of its branches spreads out connecting one part to another. A larger branch gives way to smaller and smaller branches until the main trunk of the tree is connected to the twigs at the end. In the same way our families are connected generation to generation.

More images coming soon!