A bird in this work is a metaphor for relative freedom. 


This relates to our mythic structures in that taken literally they can be our captors. Language is a feeble attempt to describe something outside of our understanding and dimensional space. 


As in Illuminated Manuscripts, these mythic structures are preserved. It is in the act of writing the stories down that codifies and gives an appearance of permanence. It slows down that rate of change. What is important to note is that these stories get codified in the context in which they were written. 


As Joseph Campbell has described, these Myths are beautiful stories that are meant to be understood as a metaphor for ones experience in the world. They are different perceptions of the same phenomena.


Taken literally these myths are “captured” by words and thus can be dangerous. It is for fear of change that stories are written, fear of a loss of tradition. One is captured in the sense that their story is the only story that matters. These are birds in cages.


Lotus Shoot
2008
Encaustic, oil and collage on panel
50 x 24 in
This is Mine
2008
Encaustic, oil, glass on panel
50 x 24 in
Coronal Hole
2008
Encaustic and oil on paper on panel
24 x 63 in
Defiant Goddess
2008
Encaustic, oil, gold leaf on paper on panel
24 x 63 in
Red Cage
2008
Encaustic, oil, gold leaf on linen on panel
20 x 30 in
Void
2008
Encaustic, oil, gold leaf on linen on panel
20 x 30 in
Void 2
2008
Encaustic, oil on panel
2o x 30
Big Blue II
2008
Oil, enamel, collage on canvas
36 x 42 in
Big Blue I
2008
Oil, enamel, collage on canvas
56 x 60 in
Big Blue III
2008
Oil, enamel, collage on canvas
56 x 60 in
Caged
2008
Encaustic on panel
24 x 32
Naming Sirius, Capella & Vega
2008
Encaustic, charcoal, gold leaf, smalti
24 x 32
Tightrope/Joyride
2008
Encaustic, oil, smalti
24 x 32
To Each His Own
2008
Encaustic, gold leaf, smalti
24 x 32
Venus & Juno
2008
Encaustic, oil, smalti
24 x 32