My paintings have the look and feel of encaustic without the fragility. After much experimentation, I developed a technique of manipulating acrylic gel mediums to look like wax. As part of the process, I apply multiple translucent layers trapping the geometric shapes beneath and allowing some shapes to pop the surface. The result is an implied and actual depth.
While my work does reference present day architecture and design, I hope to connect the viewer to the past. The translucent layers reveal forms beneath the surface, much like leaves buried in pond ice. The bold geometric forms are not hard-edged, but rather imperfect, soft-edged, slightly weather worn. As though suspended in an aquarium-like space, the shapes appear poised to move and sometimes gently bump the edges of the painting. My intent is to create a mood of time passing, as well as a timeless connection to the future.