The encaustic medium is magical, vibrant and translucent.  My creative muse guides, inspires and feeds my soul through this medium, mixed media and collage.  Blessing me with endless moments of creative joy and harmony...providing those ahhaa moments about life.  Join me on this creative journey, spend some time reading my musings about this life, the blessed other souls that come into contact with mine, however brief or often, that can leave everlasting imprints on our journey....perhaps our lives might share some similarities, bringing us closer and more connected...and less isolated.

"I suppose there is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul." ~ Edith Wharton

Here's to finding those expansive moments.....

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spirit House - Solo Exhibit of Mixed Media Encaustic Works Opens Friday March 15th at the Strata Gallery, Elora, ON.

"Maitri", Encaustic Mixed Media, 2012

Spirit House Solo Exhibit 
Opens March 15th to April 14th, 2013 at the Strata Gallery, Elora, ON. 
Opening Reception Friday March 15th, 7-9pm
 62 Metcalfe Street, Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0
Gallery hours are:  Tues-Thurs  12-5, Fri, Sat, Sun  11-6 Holiday Mondays 12-5

Artist Statement for Spirit House
This series was initially inspired by the small roadside temples that can be found in Thailand; where, these tiny shrines are proudly offered to ancestors, often full of trinkets, incense, flowers and other offerings laid forth with a prayer or message.
In this series of work, Spirit House, I reflect on the concept of home, the spiritual and philosophical notion of home versus the literal manifestation of it, with its walls and belongings. Home can be informed by our ancestral roots and ties that create our sense of self and inform our journey and decisions. The idea of home explored in this work is about my inner journey, my ancestral ties and I contemplate on “what creates meaning and belonging?”. The culminating thought is that home is where we make it and the true sense of home resonates from within us, where we find authenticity, joy, bliss and sometimes even deep darkness and suffering. The key essence being seeking to be ever present in the moment with whatever arises and finding its meaning.

"Spirit House", Encaustic Mixed Media 2013

"Body as Temple", Encaustic Mixed Media 2013

"Kupa, Hive", Encaustic Mixed Media 2013

" Rust Stories" Encaustic Mixed Media 2013

"House of Buttons", Encaustic Mixed Media 2013

" House #7", Encaustic Mixed Media 2013

"Broken Bud" Encaustic Mixed Media 2012