Pillows, Cocoons, Fossil Jackets
       
     
Cocoons and Colonies
       
     
Pillow Floats
       
     
Clusters and Pours
       
     
Decomposing Pillows
       
     
Whelk Eggs
       
     
Honey Fossil Jacket #4
       
     
Honey Fossil Jacket #5
       
     
Honey Fossil Jacket #8
       
     
Buried Fossil Jacket #2
       
     
Buried Fossil Jacket #3
       
     
Pillows, Cocoons, Fossil Jackets
       
     
Pillows, Cocoons, Fossil Jackets

Cocoon casings and pillowy objects overlap, merge, and hide their contents, wrapped in twine or glazed in encaustic, honey, dirt, and paint.  The maquettes and paintings are created at the same time; the contents of sewn enclosed objects are found items--garbage, memorabilia, curbside pickup.  The maquettes have become ritual objects of the studio, holding various functions to my practice.  Glazed and sewn shut, the maquettes act as fossil jackets of paleontology--another type of casing.

Cocoons and Colonies
       
     
Cocoons and Colonies

48" x 90"

Encaustic, charcoal, and oil paint on canvas

2009

Pillow Floats
       
     
Pillow Floats

48" x 90"

Encaustic, coffee, charcoal, and oil paint on canvas

2009

Clusters and Pours
       
     
Clusters and Pours

30" x 36"

Encaustic, coffee, and oil paint on canvas

2009

Decomposing Pillows
       
     
Decomposing Pillows

30" x 36"

Encaustic and oil paint on canvas

2009

Whelk Eggs
       
     
Whelk Eggs

48" x 90"

Encaustic, charcoal, and oil paint on canvas

2009

Honey Fossil Jacket #4
       
     
Honey Fossil Jacket #4

3" x 5" x 3"

Coffee soaked linen, wooden chair fragments, thread, encaustic, honey                                                                       

2009

Honey Fossil Jacket #5
       
     
Honey Fossil Jacket #5

4" x 10" x 3"

Coffee soaked linen, wooden chair fragments, thread, encaustic, honey

2009

Honey Fossil Jacket #8
       
     
Honey Fossil Jacket #8

6" x 3" x 3"

Coffee soaked linen, wooden chair fragments, thread, encaustic, honey

2009

Buried Fossil Jacket #2
       
     
Buried Fossil Jacket #2

4" x 7" x 2"

wood, linen, twine, soil, gesso

2010

 

Buried Fossil Jacket #3
       
     
Buried Fossil Jacket #3

4" x 4" x 3"

Wood, linen, twine, soil, gesso

2010