Biography: Artist: Liz Rae Dalton

Liz Rae Dalton's encaustic sculptures starts with collecting driftwood from near her home on an island  in the Gananoque area. Using encaustic as her main medium, she transforms the driftwood into marine vegetation and coral.

She is inspired by "what lies beneath the water's surface", including the many historical shipwrecks in her area.

"The entire process of creating my encaustic sculpture, from the arrival of driftwood on my shoreline, to the cleaning, carving, and application of molten coloured wax, is a personal journey that speaks about transformation and navigation. I am deeply connected to this work which draws parallels with the journeys that we all take in life."