Every artwork, while similar, is never the same, and always unique. The nature of beeswax and blend of pigments make it impossible to predict the creative outcome—testament to its handmade artistry. Colors and patterns will vary. Each artwork is signed and dated by the Artist with a certificate of authentication and can take up to 4 weeks to … Read More
Encaustic —“to burn in”— is the 5,000-year-old ancient art 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. 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 and Shima’s work. The effects are contemporary, evocative, and timeless.