I'm so happy you finally arrived! Now that a few major rains have passed Autumn is in full swing here which meant a trip to a pumpkin farm in a beautifully bucolic setting just north of us over the weekend. I realize that I'm a little late in sharing these photos but I have been scrambling to meet some entry deadlines for upcoming shows. I worked on finishing up the paintings from the last post and then realized I would need to photograph them (as they were too large for the scanner which usually gives the best quality reproduction of an encaustic piece). So I photographed them (over and over) did a bit of on line editing and then had to decide on pricing, rework my Artist Statement and to be more in tune with my recent work blah, blah, blah....so here it is Wednesday and I have no new work to share and my parents arrive on Friday for a week long visit (followed shortly thereafter by my in-laws' week long visit). I find that doing all of the stuff that goes along with making art can make me a wee bit cranky (sorry kids!) especially when working against a deadline but it all got done and I have a bit of time to paint today so hopefully I'll be sharing one or two small new pieces tomorrow.
Here is my new Artist Statement:
Our personal landscape is a composite of human experience and perception. Our public identities are often juxtaposed against our true selves. Using a personal language of symbols and objects including houses, clouds, boxes and puppets I build layers of meaning and explore the correlation between the happenstance of our daily lives which publicly define us and the complex personal relationships we have to our surroundings.
What do you think?