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Artist Statement - Interchange

“Viva Magenta is brave and fearless, a pulsating color whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative. It is an animated red that revels in pure joy, encouraging experimentation and self-expression without restraint, an electrifying, and boundless shade that is manifesting as a stand-out statement. PANTONE's 2023 color the year, Viva Magenta, welcomes anyone and everyone with the same verve for life and rebellious spirit. It is a color that is audacious, full of wit, and inclusive of all. That duality goes further in that it beckons natural colors to subdue Viva Magenta in a way that acknowledges our gravitational pull towards natural colors as movements swell around climate change, sustainability, and land protection.”

The new abstract encaustic collection began with inspiration from Pantone’s color of the year, Viva Magenta. Pantone describes the color as “bold and fearless, a pulsating color who exuberance promotes a joyous & optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.”

Viva magenta does just that within the encaustic artworks. The bold & fearless texture of the wax sends out an invitation to your tactile senses, even though you know you shouldn’t touch the artwork. 

The collection allows you to write your own narrative. As humans we exchange ideas and information with one another, it’s one of the more beautiful elements of life. With this collection, you can freely interchange the artwork to create a new energy & mood within your space. Some of the artworks can create ten different pieces within them! My hope with this collection is for you to see there is always more than one way or one possibility of doing things. 

Live boldly & fearlessly all while filled with joy & optimism.

Don't be afraid to Interchange yourself, your life and your art!

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