In my recent work, the roundish, concave forms, made of plaster over a wire mesh armature, support a vibrantly colored encaustic surface, gradually built up by the process of accretion, offering endless possibilities for variations of texture, hue, intensity, luminosity, and character. This allows for a richer visual experience. It takes time to decipher the strata of partly concealed, partly exposed color, just as getting to know a complex individual, or exploring the layered depths of one's own psyche might. Operating as both painting and sculpture, these might almost be described as non-binary. At the same time, multiple submerged layers bear the distinct suggestion of something hidden from view, addressing themes of concealment and disclosure. All of which are elements of what I would describe as a queer sensibility.