When the Present Determines the Future (Scylla and Charybdis)
36" x 36"
Myth: Charybdis is a deadly whirlpool and Scylla was a six headed monster that was located at the Strait of Masina (the toe of the Italian boot). They grabbed sailors and wrecked ships. This painting portrays the terror and fear then and now that we cannot control.
I work in encaustic mixed media. I paint with beeswax, resin and pigment and then fuse with heat. I explore the nature of myth which is universal and mirrors our own mythologies in the present tense. Wax enables them to persist, revealing layers of time as their own brand of relic.