I happened upon a single leaf, amongst many, that caught my eye. Taking time to look at such ordinary objects, I am always amazed to find rich evidence of life. In this simple leaf I saw the universe.
I photographed the leaf leaving the tiny insect eggs that were gently resting in their natural bed unharmed.
I then applied my process to the photograph. As a painter and photographer I have developed a process where I combine both of my mediums. I layer my photographs onto images of my abstract oil and coldwax paintings. I then print those images with pigment inks onto fine Japanese paper. After mounting them onto a panel, I finish the piece with an encaustic wax process. Ironically, this complex layering process produces simple luminous images with a sense of revealing depth.