Artist, world traveler, activist, writer, professor
 These themes are expressed in images of insect wings, quantum physics equations, and Hawaiian chants about the afterlife: the comfort of the  darkness and the unknown .

Encaustics

You will find secret codes embedded everywhere. 

My encaustic paintings are inspired by non-linear ideas of life and time — the play between the frailty and the infinity of nature.

 These themes are expressed in images of insect wings, quantum physics equations, and Hawaiian chants about the afterlife: the comfort of the  darkness and the unknown .

These themes are expressed in images of insect wings, quantum physics equations, and Hawaiian chants about the afterlife: the comfort of the darkness and the unknown.

 In physical cosmology and astronomy, dark energy is an unknown form of energy which is hypothesized to permeate all of space, tending to accelerate the expansion of the universe.

In physical cosmology and astronomy, dark energy is an unknown form of energy which is hypothesized to permeate all of space, tending to accelerate the expansion of the universe.

 Hawaiians were taught that there was a place of darkness called Milu and a place of light called Wakea. The aumakua were the intermediaries between the living and the dead.

Hawaiians were taught that there was a place of darkness called Milu and a place of light called Wakea. The aumakua were the intermediaries between the living and the dead.

 Na aumakua mai ka po mai Nana i na pua, ho‘okomo iloko o keia po o ka malamalama.  "Aumakua of the night, Watch over your offspring, enfold them in the belt of light,"

Na aumakua mai ka po mai
Nana i na pua, ho‘okomo iloko o keia po o ka malamalama.

"Aumakua of the night,
Watch over your offspring, enfold them in the belt of light,"

 The ancient technique of encaustic painting involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added, then applied to a rigid surface, usually wood.

The ancient technique of encaustic painting involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added, then applied to a rigid surface, usually wood.

 During this painstaking process, various elements are added to both warmed and cooled wax to create the textures, lines, and ghosts you see in the final works.

During this painstaking process, various elements are added to both warmed and cooled wax to create the textures, lines, and ghosts you see in the final works.

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