"Fall Pear" (Encaustic Photo)
Photo Encaustic, 12” x 12”, Signed, titled, dated, edition #2/25
My encaustic photographs are made with local (Nyack) beeswax, damar resin (a natural tree sap that acts as a hardening agent), and photographic prints. I mount the photographs on wood, and paint the wax on top of the print in layers, fusing each layer with heat.
Encaustic painting dates back to the 5th Century B.C. The Beeswax is impervious to moisture, it will not deteriorate, it will not yellow or darken and does not need to be protected by glass.