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Mexico Map Encaustic Collage

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This could also be called "Tic-Tac-Tuborg" for its rusted cap and crossed strings. Items from the past have been assembled and bound through the ancient art of encaustic (heated wax, set by further heating) into this small invitation to a story. Lace, rusty beer cap, previously discarded maps, invoices, border, pages and cotton string are combined by the mind and the skill of the artist. Sawtooth hanger on the back makes it ready to hang.

Care of encaustic art (from the Encaustic Art Institute website): "There should be no fear of the work melting in normal household conditions. The wax and resin will not melt unless exposed to temperatures over 150 degrees Fahrenheit. Leaving a painting in a car on a hot day would not be advisable or hanging a painting in front of a window with direct desert-like sun. They are also sensitive to freezing cold temperatures.

Some encaustic colors tend to "bloom" or become cloudy over time. If your painting appears indistinct, simply rub the surface with a soft cloth or nylon stocking. Over time the surface retains its gloss as the wax medium continues to cure and harden for up to 1-3 years."

Made in America, in Kirkwood, Missouri.