All original art is, on some level, a reflection of the artist. Most of my pieces are created with an idea in mind and, when finished, have transformed into something completely different. Using encaustic medium itself becomes a way of letting go and accepting the path the wax chooses during the fusing process. I have found that my best work comes to life when I allow the beeswax to speak to me. I simply surround myself with inspirational items I have found such as old keys, maps, and postcards, reference books collected over the years, photographs of people, rusted tea bags and paper towels, and vintage jewelry. My work mirrors my life, which is also multi-layered…enriched by the texture of my spiritual values, family, and friends.