Work > Natural Dye Artifacts

Landmarks I
naturals dyes, encaustic medium on wood
10" x 8"
2018
Unearthed
Natural dyes and encaustic medium on wood
8” x 10”
2018
Red Absence
Encaustic, natural dyes on wood
10" x 10"
2018
What Remains
Encaustic medium, natural dyes on wood
24” x 36”
2018
Red Feelings
Encaustic medium, natural dyes on wood
24” x 36”
2017
Of the Sun
Encaustic, natural dyes on wood
10" x 10"
2018
The Space Between
Encaustic medium and graphite on canvas
48” x 48”
2017
The Color of Horizons
Encaustic medium, indigo natural dye on paper
38” x 30”
2018
Memory's Landscape
natural dyes, encaustic medium, and dry pigment on wood
24" x 36"
2018
Rise
natural dyes, encaustic medium, and dry pigment
8" x 10"
2017
Clear Knowing
natural dyes, encaustic medium, and dry pigment on wood
24" x 24"
2017

A flow of ancient memory;
unearthed,
remote, fragmented, and patinaed with the past;
the distance of another time.

I use natural dye plants from the land to create stains, unique marks, and surfaces held in the balance of beeswax and damar tree bark resin. Each piece is created using research and following recipes of ancient dyers from other cultures. A deep wisdom is found in creating color as each piece becomes an artifact of experience; thereby using pigments collected from different landscapes, as well as using the past in collaboration with the present moment. Each mark is painted in an intuitive reaction to the ones before it, allowing each layer to inform the next. Inspired by a sense of place and the past, the artifacts are embedded with emotion, an imprint of the land; thereby becoming a tangible landscape of memory.