I am intrigued with mythology and collective stories of cultures, particularly the symbolic cast of characters and artifacts that represent the ideologies of a particular group of people. What began as the simple notion of focusing on the Greek influence and the interpretation of the mythology in a contemporary manner, led me to revisit the history of the Western world in order to put the myths in context. My portrayal of them is not that of a storyteller or illustrator. I envision them abstractly, through the fog of time, incorporating symbolism, pattern, color and the human figure and shape. The use of encaustic waxes are ideally suited to this body of work and the Greek myths from which they came; embodying the stream of consciousness effect, the dispersion and reassembling of molecular structure, the ebb and flow of life itself.

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