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I have only been learning Encaustic for a few years. I have worked in many other media but was always intrigued by Encaustic . I was afraid to try it thinking it was too complicated.I have always been a photographer and painter but the camera became my primary tool years ago.
I became ill a few years back with a chronic disease that rendered it impossible for me to create anything. i used my camera as my paintbrush . Some of my work can be seen here :
Susan Schaeffer Photography
I started working on an semi-abstract photography series that i have entitled On the Inside Looking Out ( i will post here in an album soon as it is part and parcel of my artistic process) , which led to my work in Encaustic. It was my inspiration to put the dream to the test of reality.
I am self-taught and still learning the nuances of this ancient practice. I am forever changed by this process. I am unceasingly enamored of the smell of molten beeswax , that particular tang of damar resin and the vivid colors of pigment . The Gaussian blur of it all coming together somehow , an alchemical miracle.
I make all of my own medium , use pure beeswax and natural pigments as well as anything else that catches my eye and speaks to me. I really believe there are no limits in art . It accepts what you offer , if you offer it sincerely.
I am inspired by the art of others and by the camaraderie of kindred spirits in wax.
Many Blessings to All ~