THE IMPENDING AFTER
This new body of work is a reflection on the notion of the after.
Some afters are unavoidable.
Some afters can be prevented by considering the after during the before.
The after is always impending.
The crow seeks the after. The crow feeds on the after.
Each piece is labor intensive. The beads are hand laid. The prints are made from slowly carved blocks and the encaustic pieces are the result of the wax mixing with oil paint as it is pushed by high heat.
I think of the afters as I make the work and I wonder if attention to the impending after during the before would have saved him, her, them.