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Many people are intrigued when they see my original photo-encaustic wall art, often initially thinking it is a canvas but as they see the photograph up closes they simply just have to touch when they see the texture and depth in the piece. After inspection, next comes the question: “What is it?”
Photo-encaustics is a lovely mixed-media technique that uses beeswax and dammar resin as a medium to create encapsulated art work. The official description of photo-encaustics is as follows –
Encaustics means “to burn in or fuse.” First practiced by Greek artists as far back as the 5th century BC, encaustic combines beeswax with dry pigment and tree resin to bind pigment. The “caustic” part of the term indicates that heat is used to melt and blend the layers of wax into a unified piece. Historically, Encaustics have been used to paint Egyptian funeral portraits and by Greeks to depict mythology in art. In the 20th Century, encaustics made a revival with well-known artists such as Van Gogh and Picasso.
Each piece of artwork is signed by myself and photo encaustic wall art also come with a letter of authenticity. You also have the option to request that your chosen artwork is framed in a hand-made floating frame available in black, white or wood this comes at an additional cost. Prices will varity depending on the size of the artwork.
It can be difficult to really appreciate the full beauty of my photo-encaustic artwork when viewing them online, so if you would like to make an appointment to view a particular artwork in person at my studio or perhaps you would like to speak with me via zoom. Please don’t hesitate to contact me via my contact page – I’d be happy to help.
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Esther Marie Gallery
86 Huddersfield Road, Newhey