What are these made from ??
All of the sculptures and vessels are created with 100% Canadian beeswax.
Are they soft like beeswax ?
NO !! They are all very tough ! The beeswax is melted with varying proportions of damar resin which strengthens the wax and raises the melting temperature.
Will they melt in my home ??
NO ! The sculptures and vessels are very safe in any home environment. I would suggest not putting them in direct sunlight for long periods as they will soften at about 210 degrees.
Are they delicate ?
Not really ! They should be treated with care as though they were glass or ceramic sculpture.
I grew up as a stranger to my own story; adopted and re-named, grafted into a new family tree. The discovery in adulthood of my Ojibwa-Metis heritage was a revelation that set me on a path of discovery. I work in the powerful tradition of the vessel as metaphor for individuals; we fill and re-fill ourselves throughout life to create our own story. My developing story as an indigenous heritage woman and her quest for harmony with the natural world.
Nature not only inspires my forms but provides the substance of my sculptures. Working in beeswax as a sculptural medium is a concept I have developed based on the tradition of encaustic painting. This special medium is wonderfully pliable and responsive when heated and results in a finished object with a delicate scent and a soft, magical, tactile quality.