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encaustic, mixed media, wall sculpture, botanical, trees, symmetry
Mirror trees
mixed media encaustic with stitching
10 x 10 x 2 inches each

The works in Mirror trees feature pigment prints of trees and branches photographed at the site of the 2002 Missionary Ridge Wildfire in Southwestern Colorado. I was drawn to the stark beauty of the charred pines and their very human, skeletal qualities. The works are comprised of prints with graphite drawing on hand cut paper, dipped in beeswax, stitched with thread, then mounted on panel. A sewing needle is stitched into each piece, and served as the backbone that divides the image.