Broken Mask is an encaustic piece with 3D pieces layered into it. The small clay mask is broken into 3 pieces and could represent the idea of destroying the mask one wears to the world, and being yourself. There are also three hearts and lines are incised in the wax. If you look carefully, you can see a mask in the wax itself. The mask and the hearts are affixed with copper wire.
Encaustic art work holds up well, only a few cautions are needed - do not place in direct sunlight or over a heat source. It will not melt in normal circumstances and takes a minimum of care, simply rub the waxed areas with nylon hose occasionally to keep the shine. It will make a beautiful and unusual compliment to your home or office!
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Encaustic comes from the Greek word "enkaustikos" which means "to burn (in)" and is an ancient form of art. Each melted wax layer is mixed with resin for strength and body. An encaustic art piece is made up of many layers and uses clear wax or natural wax (which has a warm yellow tint) and wax paint which also includes resin. Special brushes are needed. The surface of the finished piece is either smooth or textured.
Wax, resin, clay mask, pottery hearts, copper wire, wax paints