Standing on the Edge


This new series of encaustic painting culminated as the effect isolation & continuous lockdowns has had on my personal and creative practise. Around me, I have seen loved ones fall, unable to process the isolation and the unforeseeable shifts life has thrown at us all. As a means to keep my mental and physical health in check, I have isolated myself in my studio, a liminal space where everything is possible, a space in between order and dis-order, destruction and creation,  where worlds are created through the narratives we bring each day.

A microcosm.

This liminal state of living has given shape to my life and has become my life work and penetrated my personal and creative practise.

The series of 9 unique   8” x 8” pieces are the results of 9 days, when I have set myself the challenge to work a painting a day, putting myself in a self-imposed liminal state.Each day, I have stood at that threshold, not knowing where to go but forward, a leap in the unknown, exploring, trusting the unknown and unfamiliar.Each piece has becoming a journey.Each standing on the edge of the other, between the past and the future.Each reflecting into one day, one moment, one story.

I could tell you the story for each and every painting. However I prefer your eyes to lead you where you need to go and reflect your own story in my work .The titles alone have been set to maybe give you a sense of direction, a gold tread to lead you out of the labyrinth.