I’m drawn to locations and objects that are patinaed, worn, and wear their age like a badge on their surface displaying their history. These decaying spaces spark my imagination and allow me to tell stories of the lives that could have been lived between the walls. My imagery evokes conceptual undercurrents from myths, twisted fairy tales, and simple aspects of everyday life. My work is built by combining photographs with translucent layers of encaustic medium, oil paint, and pastels. Integrating my photography with encaustic processes blurs the line between narrative and reality. The tactile qualities of the waxy surface invite the viewer to engage more deeply into the work to bring their own interpretation to it.