During the pandemic, before Eileen had access to an etching press, she repurposed old canvas to create new works. “This is pandemic art,” she explained. “I tore old canvases, sewed them back together, and painted over them. I melted beeswax candles on my kitchen stove and painted it onto the canvas, often collaging cut pieces of metal screen I had in my studio onto the canvas. Depending on the piece, I went back in with oil paint or pastels to add subtle touches of color.“