The Body Knows

Embodiment has been the focus of my image making for the past twenty years. All we know is mediated through the body, making it, inescapably, the central site of meaning. I am not interested in the surface superficialities of the body but in going deeper, going inside in an exploration of states of being. My work uses encaustic layered over graphite drawings, usually of figures, and juxtaposes these figurative panels with planes of steel, gold and lead. In recent years, the discovery of material has been exhilarating. Materials such as steel, wax, lead and gold carry meanings ranging from precious to toxic  > read more