I've been enjoying the fact that I pulled some of my traditional art supplies out and have been pushing myself in some new directions. This is a mobile art piece from my most recent series "And Then". It's been mounted to a 30 x 40" cradled board sanded, scraped, painted, and drawn into using a variety of mediums. Once I was satisfied with this mixed media "base layer", I began working it with encaustic wax, encaustic paint and oil sticks. Working with the wax can be a bit tricky and very physical on a piece of this size - but I've fallen in love and will be doing many more pieces in this manner. The luminescence and three-dimensionality created in the layers of wax create both a tactile and visual depth thats very inviting. I look forward to working this way some more!