Every relationship involves the coming together of different elements to create a new whole. This piece features clasped hands against a background of earth and sky. The leaves and a subtle hint of text represent the fertile earth, the feather and turquoise blue open sky. The hands imply a horizon line, that invisible place where earth and sky meet.
This listing is for a reproduction. The original is in a private collection.
So, what's encaustic? 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. Part of why I love encaustic is the incredible depth I can achieve and the soft, luminous quality it gives the work. Another thing I love? The incredible texture. The scan for this reproduction has been created using a special image capture technique that allows much of the original texture and depth inherent in encaustic to come through in the prints you order.
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