We keep all sorts of things and dispose of others, especially what is seldom sustainable. Yet, why preserve what is already so delicate, if not to hold a cue from the one’s initial yearning?  

 

In these works, the layers have been built up over time, wrapping around one another like a tree showing its growth rings.  After firing what is left is an object so vulnerable and cold that cannot linger to exist unaccompanied.

 

Encaustic paintings consisting of wax were used to maintain a painter’s brush strokes in the ancient era; with this impression and knowledge, I have introduced wax into the object not only to preserve it but also to provide it with a natural warmth.