I love that the arrows in this piece are from old home sewing patterns, such a traditionally "feminine" thing. They are combined with bits of handwritten text. For me, in this context, they are symbolic of writing in a journal. The arrows are about direction and paths of action, while the text and Divine Feminine reference the ability to listen and trust our deepest truth - our own intuition. Hence, Internal Navigation.
Encaustic is an ancient medium, and archeologists have found encaustic artwork on wood and linen that's over 2000 years old, and in good condition. The tree resin raises the melting point of the wax, as well as making the final surface harder, shinier, and more durable. While some collectors new to encaustic have concerns regarding its fragility, the medium is actually quite strong and archival. Encaustic, like any fine art, is best displayed out of direct sunlight and in a room that is between 50 and 100 degrees Farenheit (10 to 38 degrees Celsius).
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