The acts of walking and thinking have long enjoyed a cultural and intellectual association. From early philosophers such as Socrates to more contemporary thinkers like Hemmingway, intellectuals across the breadth of human history have placed stock in the belief that physical movement exerts influence over mental activity. In her latest exhibition, OSCILLATING VISTAS, artist Martha Saunders embarks on a thoughtful examination of this connection. Using the method of encaustic painting, Saunders captures the layered subtleties of thought, embedding a variety of diverse media beneath the pigmented wax that encases her paintings, while simultaneously using this same dimensional composition to establish a strong physical terrain for the viewer to traverse.