This series, 'Traces (After Anna)', is based on cyanotype photograms. The images are the shadows left behind by the weeds, seeds, grasses and vines gathered on walks in the vicinity of my rural upstate New York home, and beyond. The cyanotype photograms are scanned, sometimes inverted, and printed on long panels of Japanese Kozo paper. They are infused with encaustic medium and often embellished with silver leaf, pigments, threads or beads. The pieces echo the physical world's eternal cycles and memories of loved ones passed - memories that are often vague or fractured, with only small glints of bright light to try to hold on to. The pieces are variable editions of 12. Click on the image below to see the series.