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Here are a few pieces from a series I just finished on War Memories. I made the original images at Fort Casey, on Whidbey Island. It is part of a circle of forts around the entrance to Puget Sound, originally built for defensive purposes but mainly used for housing and training soldiers in preparation for war and during wartimes. Most of these forts are now Washington State Parks and open for viewing.

I used the images to create photo encaustics, printing the photos on tissue paper and embedding them in a mixture of beeswax and damar resin, a tree sap. They are mounted on cradled boards and have many layers of wax giving them a three-dimensional feel. These pieces will be for sale at the Winthrop Gallery and the Confluence Gallery during the holiday shows.

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