We leave our mark on places, but I believe they also leave marks on us. This series explores that idea – how these places shape us, how we remember meaningful places, and how our memories of such places change over time. Scraps of wallpaper and maps, images of houses, and the fading silhouettes of past residents symbolize domesticity and explore memory.

things to forget
things to forget

acrylic and hand-stitching on sheer, stretched fabric 24" x 24"

traces
traces

gouache, collage, and encaustic 16" x 16"

fading away
fading away

collage and encaustic 12" x 12"

looking back
looking back

gouache, collage, and encaustic 16" x 16"

fading shadows
fading shadows

gouache, collage, and encaustic 16" x 16"

emerging
emerging

oil 12" x 12"

captured here in quotation marks
captured here in quotation marks

collage and encaustic 16" x 16"

only memories remain
only memories remain

collage and encaustic 16" x 16"

this must be the place
this must be the place

collage and encaustic 18" x 18"

good year for the roses
good year for the roses

collage, pastel, and encaustic 12" x 12"

houston 1
houston 1

collage and encaustic 12" x 12"

lenexa 2
lenexa 2

collage and encaustic 12" x 12"