Barbara McLaughlin

My basic ideas have not changed during the past decades.  Mixed media, assemblages with found objects and cast-offs.  The utilization of these ideas and materials has expanded and evolved.  The pieces have become more dimensional and with the addition of encaustic wax and new objects and from my personal collection, they have developed new meanings—visually suggesting how we are not only bound by the past, but also tied, even further back, to our origins.



"Bone Of Contention"
21" x 17"
bone/wax/wood shells


"Keep On Smiling"
25" x 47" 

"Clay, Skull, Wood" 
11 1/2" x 18 1/2"