March 24th 2014
I have recently been working with found objects and combining them with encaustic. This is a detail of STRENGTH AND SHIELD from a series called PROTECTORS.
STRENGTH AND SHIELD started with finding what I think is an old hub cap on a skip. The metal bar I dug up. The rest is beeswax either with or without pigment added. Many cultures have favoured having talismanic/ protector images somewhere near the entrance of the home to ward off intruders and ill fortune.