These encaustic monoprints are mounted on birch painting panels. Some of the imagery is based on photographs I have taken while hiking. I have "collected" portfolios of individual rock shapes, rock walls, desert plants, puddles, anthills, and the fascinating carpet of the desert floor.After an evening of hearing singing bowls at the Integratron, the bowl shape entered my work. The bowl is both ancient and familiar - commonplace. Since my studio is in the desert, the bowl often finds itself in environments inspired by the patterns and colors of the desert floor, or somewhere in the vast space of the Mojave.
Encaustic prints are made on a heated plate with a richly pigmented mix of beeswax and resin. The monoprint process yields unique images, which are not exactly reproducible, but which leave "ghosts" often capable of being worked into another unique image.