Sixteen 8x8 cradled wood panels make up this encaustic mixed media art piece. In the photo they are hanging spaced approximately 3 inches apart making it roughly 40" square, this can be adjusted to fit your space.
Each shape is hand cut from natural fiber papers and then suspended between layers of clear encaustic medium to create a thick translucent surface which draws the viewer into the piece. In areas where the wax application is thickest there is a subtle depth to the wax. I use a torch to manipulate and fuse the wax this gives my surfaces a beautifully textured finish.
Encaustic (bees wax & damar resin), ink, paper, gesso and oil on cradled 1/2 inch wood panels. The pieces are each numbered and number 16 is signed, dated and titled on the back. These hang easily with two push pins each, they do not have hanging wire as I have discovered they hang more flush against the wall without it. There are lots of yummy wax drips on the sides which are all painted a soft gray, this installation is ready to hang!