‘Envelop’ is a collection that started when I began sorting through old postcards collected from my grandmother’s travels. As I was sorting through the stack of hundreds of postcards, I found a single envelope. I was initially drawn to its form – the delicate curvatures and folds. When infused with encaustic, it became a new space of storytelling. Secrets can be kept inside, and surface level elements can be exposed to the audience. It has allowed me to explore familial bonds and the lack thereof, while maintaining the traditional privacy upheld for ‘family matters.’ I incorporate embroidery, found materials, and drawing into traditional encaustic methods, blending materials from the early twentieth century and now. I hope they evoke the sacred experience of walking into an antique store. 
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