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Encaustic Monotype

Encaustic printing utilizes a pigmented wax melted onto a heated metal plate and is transferred to paper using hand pressure. Each print can not be exactly reproduced, and there is only one original per print. This printmaking technique has an element of improvisation that lends to color mixing and incredible textures.

The title of this series refers to a poem by Sylvia Plath published in 1971, about finding light in the darkness among the waterlilies.

Color experiments in encaustic monotype. 

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