An exploration of the mashrabiya tradition created with encaustic wax and paper on wood panels.
This collage series was created in pairs using photographs from British Mandate Palestine, a zoology handbook, pages from an Arabic dictionary, and assorted ephemera …
This series is made from individual folio pages from the book European Brasses by A.C. Bouquet and Michael Waring, published by Frederick Praeger Publishers in 1967.
War: first, one hopes to win; then one expects the enemy to lose; then, one is satisfied that he too is suffering; in the end, one is surprised that everyone has lost.
On my first trip to Turkey (1990), I collected various ephemera (newspaper clippings, phone cards, ticket stubs, coupons, receipts) during the course of travel.
Chaperone is a composite of three individual portraits collaged together into a single panel and sealed in pigmented encaustic wax. The two adults are Rogier Clarisse and his wife, Sara Breyll, painted by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) in 1611.
This small piece, Manuscript I (2010) is made from silver leaf, wax, and collage. The tiny page from the Koran is a found object–no kidding. I found 2 loose pages on the sidewalk in San Francisco about 17 years ago. It was right around the time I was taking my first Arabic class …
These are 3 very small encaustic collages in a series called Domestic Madonnas. Each one is 5.25 X 7 inches on wood (2010). The source images are from a catalog of early Flemish and Italian painters from the San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts. It was in the $1. bin at the Salvation Army Book Shop in downtown Eugene.