Looking for the Essence

My newest work is shown in these 2 paintings. They are each 12"x12" mixed media. With each I wanted to combine  my interest in the natural forces that remain larger and more powerful than any one human being with imagery and materials that speak to the same. The top image incorporates encaustic medium, oil pastels, altered images and carving in about 12 layers.
The bottom painting uses similar combinations along with dried eggshells.