Over a year in the making - but what community doesn't taken a while to emerge? The fronts show the various sizes, shapes and colours that form a community, while the backs are more direct in simply spelling it out. The string of lights ties the community together - even when apart.
Each piece is made on discarded wood pieces, painted with beeswax (encaustic) and oil paint. Colourful and whimsical - just like the communities that I like to belong.
Tall ones approximately:
Height: 5.5 Inches; Width: 1.5 Inches; Depth: 0.8 Inches
Short ones approximately:
Height: 2.9 Inches; Width: 1.6 Inches; Depth: 1.4 Inches
Encaustic is one of the oldest forms of painting. People often think it will melt. It will only melt if you get it very, very hot. Think of candle wax and it only melts when touching an actual flame but sunny windows aren't typically an issue. To keep it dust free, and clear the natural 'fog' that develops over time for the first year or so, simply take a clean cotton cloth and buff the entire painting - a quick 20 seconds is all it should take, do not use any cleaning chemicals.