This 6×6 inch piece is made of pages from an 1890 dictionary, tissue paper, original drawing and encaustic. Created on a wood panel ready to hang.
Encaustic literally means to “burn in”, from the Greek word enkaustikos. This name comes from the fact that in encaustic painting, each layer must be fused with heat to the layer beneath it. The base medium used for encaustic painting is primarily made from beeswax. The wax is mixed with damar resin, which is crystallized sap from fir trees. The resin provides hardness while the wax provides luminosity.