Wired" is an encaustic (beeswax) painting on left-over pine scraps. It doesn't need a frame. It's light and easy to hang. The beeswax has a light, yet amazing smell.
The piece of beach/sea glass is from the shore of Lake Ontario. Wired glass is a specific type of safety glass manufactured primarily as a low-cost fire-resistant glass, with wire mesh inlaid in the glass to prevent it from shattering and breaking out under stress or when exposed to high temperatures - popular in schools, and factories of days gone by.
Today - the wire is symbolic of how we are living our lives in a connected but isolated world.
Height: 3 Inches; Width: 4 Inches; Depth: 1.6 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