My interest in genealogy fuels my art and vice versa.
Mostly I collect old photos at flea markets and historical societies. Sometimes friends share boxes of photos they've inherited. Often I have no knowledge of who the people in them are. But if there are any hints at all scribbled on the photographs, I sniff them out on ancestry.com. Sometimes, the connections I find are astounding!
Two series of encaustic collages
Mixed media including vintage photograph, real buttons and crystals, pressed ginkgo leaves, oil paint and encaustic medium.