I Am A Bottle Of Oil And Water Being Shaken (Circe)
60" x 48"
Myth: Circe was a very interesting character in Greek history. She was the daughter of the sun god Helios and discovered how to use plants to make potions. The Gods on Mt. Olympus were afraid of her power so they isolated her on the island of Aeaea, near Italy. She turned Scylla into a monster and entertained Odysseus after changing his men into pigs. For a great read, pick up the book Circe, by Madeline Miller.
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.