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Tree of Life Rodriguez Josie


Josie Rodriguez

About the artist: 

Josie Rodriguez is a retired clinical staff chaplain and artist who works with hot beeswax, dammar (tree resin) and pigment in a technique called encaustic painting. 

About the artwork:

"This piece reminds me of the life that I see every day and brings up memories of the many people I was honored to know throughout my career. Every day brought new challenges, joys and sorrows, and as a chaplain I was fortunate to walk their walk."

Visuals editor:

Sara Kohrt