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Encaustic and Oil on Paper

These pieces began with graphite rubbings from highly textured surfaces of some of my earlier paintings (that themselves had been built up with acrylic mediums or reworked from even older paintings). The graphite rubbings on paper were then covered, or partially and roughly covered, with encaustic medium.  The wax was fused with heat, and then I worked over them with oil stick and oil paint.  To me they are literal examples of the concept that every new piece of art is both brand new, at the same time as it is a direct  product of, and is built upon, the past and all that has come before it.

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