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A layer of plaster is coated with encaustic (wax and resin), providing texture and movement. I thought of gypsies, exuberant and freedom loving, always moving, yet deeply connected to family. The colors of dawn mixes with the bright yellow garb of a whirling gypsy with a tambourine. Created on cradled board, ready to hang. Sides have been sealed clear with oil.

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!

Please contact me with any questions. Customs, duties and taxes are the sole responsibility of the buyer.

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.

Materials used:

wood panel, plaster, buttons, wax, resin



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Rebecca Cook

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