Every artwork is lovingly hand-made and custom-created for you when you select your purchase. The nature of the beeswax and blend of colors make it impossible to predict the creative outcome–and while similar–no two artworks are alike. Colors, patterns, and the vintage weathered wood will vary. Signed and dated by the Artist. It is possible for delivery to take up to 4 weeks. … Read More
Encaustic —“to burn in”— is the 5,000-year-old ancient art form of painting with beeswax then fusing with heat. Shima Shanti’s encaustic works combine photography, collage, and assemblage. This labor-intensive technique begins with Shima’s interpretation of subtle imagery in a photograph. Then layers of beeswax, demar resin (a tree sap from Indonesia), and pigments are painted with carefree brush strokes. Lastly, the surface is scraped, textured, and polished to a high gloss, revealing the ethereal, translucent, and misty qualities unique to beeswax. The effects are contemporary, evocative, and timeless.