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Encaustic is an ancient medium. Color is embedded
in wax, and you melt the wax to paint. I find encaustic a dreamy way to make
paintings. Applying the encaustic to a panel covered in a plain or patterned
material, I add images free-hand or by transferring found images into the warm
wax.. I like this medium because it so easily lends itself to combining and
layering a variety of images. The encaustics are intimate in scale, and the
images range from the Chinese tea bags I collected at "The White Swan Hotel"
to illustrations from coloring books to fragments of artifacts from ancient