The Refrain Of Tides (Thetis)
44" x 12"
Myth: Thetis was a Nereid (water Goddess) who was so beautiful that both Zeus and Poseidon wanted to marry her but the oracle said that whoever married her would have a son who would overtake their power. So she became off limits and they found a mortal (Peleus) to marry her. She gave birth to the great fighter Achilles.
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.