As an artist, 2023 has been a year of re-emergence, re-connection, new creative paths, and pursuits. As usual, the upcoming winter and spring will be busy busy, with a lineup of exhibits and events on the calendar.. My works are becoming larger and larger in format and also more painterly as I learn to allow the encaustic monotypes to speak for themselves. With the evolution of each piece, I am drawn more deeply into my creative journey, exploring the connection between conscious and unconscious perception. Multiple dimensions and layers, contrasts in color and movement all tell stories that evoke emotion and even lead to some cognitive surprises. Ever onward!