Being Text and Time

We are inescapably materially embodied creatures. The core of my visual research practice explores how materials such as wax, paper, steel, lead, ash and gold can be juxtaposed with images of the equally material body to create and complicate meaning. In the body of work called Being Text and Time, I layered encaustic over graphite drawings and images such as PET scans, navigational charts, maps or texts, then juxtaposed planes of materials with these mapped figurative/textual encaustic surfaces. Discovering the potency of materials has been exhilarating. Steel, wax, gold and lead all carry meanings  > read more