Cultural boundaries dissolve in the creation of the Camino Collection. Each universal and one-of-a-kind artwork is inspired by fair trade practices, reclaimed materials, and the sacred resonance of bees and Spirit—honoring the Oneness of artistic expression. Shima embeds hand-crafted folk art into multi-layers of pure beeswax then imprints the soft wax with Indian wood block designs. Next, she embellishes the encaustic assemblage with oil pigment, gold, copper and silver leaf revealing an array of color and design. 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. Finally, the finished piece is mounted onto 100-year old American barn wood and signed and dated by the Artist.