Exploding Basket, 2019, .
Paula Busch
Encaustic, oil stick, SWA..

I get lost in the obsessive and meditative line work of every piece.

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I am a printmaker who transitioned into Encaustic several years ago. There are many similarities between Printmaking and Encaustic. The wax allows me to do several of the things I enjoyed so much about etching; the use of fine line detail, employing a slower process of image making and the fun of choosing colors. Building up the wax on the flat surface adds a tactile element to each work. I get lost in the obsessive and meditative line work of every piece. Repetition, the use of multiples and the influence of the restrained Japanese aesthetic are common in my work.

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