Using photography with ancient encaustic paint techniques, I brush layers of hot translucent wax to give a luminous textured quality over images. Each art piece is given a contemporary style all it's own when combined with colorful pigments, exotic papers, textiles and other pieces of mixed media. My new work explores the creative possibilities of utilizing graffiti street art into my own style of brand. Just the thought of spraying aerosol paint from a can gives me the excitement of a teenager again.
Artists and photographers who have deeply influenced me are Edward S. Curtis, Andy Warhol, T.C.Cannon, Annie Liebovitz and Banksy.