Many people are intrigued when they see my original photo-encaustic wall art, often initially thinking it is a canvas but as they see the photograph up close they simply just have to touch when they see the texture and depth in the piece. After inspection, next comes the question: “What is it?”
Encaustics means “to burn in or fuse.” First practised by Greek artists as far back as the 5th century BC, encaustic combines beeswax with dry pigment and tree resin to bind pigment. The “caustic” part of the term indicates that heat is used to melt and blend the layers of wax into a unified piece. Historically, Encaustics have been used to paint Egyptian funeral portraits and by Greeks to depict mythology in art. In the 20th Century, encaustics made a revival with well-known artists such as Van Gogh and Picasso.
My process is a combination of photography and photo-encaustics both separately and intertwined.
I love working with beeswax in the studio, the texture and refracted light of each photo-encaustic piece has an ethereal feel, It is an ever-evolving creative process; it gives my work a deeper connection to the natural world using nature’s gift of beeswax. Some of my original photo-encaustic work is re-photographed and then the image is hand-printed onto beautiful printing papers, which adds another level of depth to my photographic work.
Each piece of artwork is signed by myself and photo encaustic wall art also comes with a letter of authenticity. You also have the option to request that your chosen artwork is framed in a hand-made floating frame available in black, white or wood this comes at an additional cost. Prices will vary depending on the size of the artwork.
It can be difficult to really appreciate the full beauty of my photo-encaustic artwork when viewing them online, so if you would like to make an appointment to view a particular artwork in person at my studio or perhaps you would like to speak with me via zoom. Please don’t hesitate to contact me via my contact page – I’d be happy to help.
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