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Salvage District

Salvage District

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Salvage District is a mixed media fusion assemblage piece created on a smaller layered and textured canvas above an encaustic collage, featuring silver metal embellishments adorned with fleur-de-lys. This canvas is set above an encaustic collage within a hand painted wooden frame.

The background of this piece has layers of different papers set beneath multiple layers of wax using the encaustic technique to give a vintage appearance while at the same time adding a smooth texture over the text and prints. Juxtaposed against this smooth texture are broad strokes of palette knife to apply texture pastes and areas of crackle. These background textures were then colored with multiple washes of acrylic with a subtle touch of metallic highlights to give additional dimension while not overpowering the background. The focal point of this work is the fleur-de-lys escutcheon slides open to reveal a small key set on top of black German Glass. Below this framed vignette there is a coordinating fleur-de-lys embellishment set on graphite colored texture paste which is used as a highlight texture through out the piece.

The encaustic collage under the canvas features a variety of different imagery and printed ephemera including a curious young girl, dressmakers pattern piece, and more. All of this is set inside of an iridescent metallic highlighted hand painted frame.

SIZE: 18" x 14" x 2" (45.75cm x 35.5cm x 5cm)

Special Care for Encaustic Artwork... Encaustic artwork is created with a combination of beeswax (note for those who are allergic) and damar resin. This art form has existed for centuries, but because of the natural properties of the wax it does require to be displayed out of direct sunlight in a temperature controlled environment.

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