In the summer of 2017 I traveled to Concord, Massachuttes to embark on a journey of self-discovery.


Starting at Ralph Waldo Emerson's home I followed in the footsteps of Henry David Thoreau on a path that he used to make his way home to Walden Pond. I began my reflections by creating a series of six prints which combine various images in layered collages of visual experiences.


As I continue to reflect on the time I spent in the woods, the images portrayed in the prints became source material for a series of mixed media paintings. They combine text, oil paint, collage, plant material and encaustic applied to wood and canvas.

Thoreau's Path III
2018
Encaustic, oil, collage and plant material on canvas
48 x 48"

The text reads,

"I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours."

Walden Pond
2020
Encaustic and collage on wood
Triptych. 49 x 72"
Thoreau's Path IV
2018
Encaustic, oil, collage and plant material on canvas
48 x 48"

The text reads,

"I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours."

Thoreau's Path II
2018
Encaustic, oil, collage and plant material on wood
48 x 48"

The text is an excerpt from the poem

The Fall of the Leaf

Thoreau's Path I
2018
Encaustic, oil, collage and plant material on wood
32 x 32"

The text is comprised of words and passages from

The Fall of the Leaf

Prints

A set of six, signed and numbered archival pigment prints is limited to 25 copies.
Each print image is 16 x 20", centered on a 20 x 24" sheet.

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