This piece is a bold abstract encaustic painting (bees wax, damar, pigment) on 15 individual 8”panels, assembled to make a 40”x 24" square painting.
The painting is highly textured in thick brush strokes of pigment mixed with bee's wax and damar. The mixture is heated and painted while hot, and the paint hardens as it cools.
Encaustic paint is made from a combination of beeswax, pigment, and damar, and is worked by heating and melting the materials. Encaustic paintings are very durable (examples remain from ancient Egypt) but they are susceptible to high temperatures, so they should not be hung in a place which may get excessively hot, ie. in direct sunlight, or near a radiator.
The in-context photo is for reference only and may not represent the actual size of the piece- be sure to check measurements.
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