Encaustic: for me, working with wax is tactile, emotional and gestural. All of which adds to the artistic enjoyment and challenge in creating a new work.
‘Encaustic’ was created by the ancient Greeks who used hot wax to seal cracks in ships. When pigment (color) was added a new art form was created. Today, in addition to bee’s wax, compound oil paint and mixed media are incorporated into the design. The fluid nature of Encaustic makes the medium well suited to process-based abstraction.
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