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Kirsten Wilhelm

Encaustics

I have been an artist of many mediums for over 25 years. Initially working in clay, oils and acrylics I find encaustic an exciting new way to express my creativity.

Encaustic (a mixture of beeswax, damar and pigments) is one of the oldest forms of painting medium. The textures and immense flexibility of encaustic have encouraged me to work with more freedom and intensity. My current work is based on unseen and/or unnoticed views of ordinary life. Drawing, scraping then burnishing pigments and inks into the wax surface creates an altered view of the hidden or barely noticed world.

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