This series of work developed from the scrap wood pieces gathering in my studio. The exploration of balance and angularity of the milled blocks of wood were an interesting contrast to the curvelinear forms that are typically found in my work and thus this exploration has sparked a new series that is in its infant stage of development. The cubic components make for a great surface to explore bold patterns to see if the slightly precariously stacked components are connected and the end of one cubic component blurs into the other. Stripes, grids, dots are applied with the encaustic paints. These patterns don’t remain precise because the encaustic painting process and subsequent heating to fuse the layers of wax leaves the patterns a bit imperfect which interest me because it contrasts the angularity of the wood.