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Encaustic 2016/2017
Gratitude and Contentment  
10" x 10" x 1.5" cradle
Encaustic
Gratitude & Contement No. 2   
10" x 10" x 1.5" cradle
Encaustic
Unspoken  - Not For Sale
10" x 10" x 1.5" cradle
Encaustic
Left Unspoken No. 2   - Not For Sale
10" x 10" x 1.5" cradle
Encaustic
Green Tea   
SOLD

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VICTORIA SIVIGNY
Mixed Media Artist
A Brief Explanation of Encaustic Art

Encaustic painting uses molten beeswax and damar resin, combined with pigments, to build up multiple layers fused with heat. This ancient art of using beeswax and pigment can be traced back thousands of years and was used in Greek portrait paintings.  I combine encaustic medium, pigment, oil sticks, ink, paper, pan pastels, silk organza and muslin in my work.   Pieces can have from 10 to 50 layers of beeswax.  The beeswax, pigment and resin are heated to 200 degrees F and quickly applied to a rigid support.  A heating element is used to reheat the surface to fuse each layer to the next creating a rich luminosity and depth of field that is unique to encaustic art.   This ancient art form has been reintroduced over the last 30 years with modern products, tools and techniques.  I discovered encaustic painting in the fall of 2015 and have been exploring this fascinating medium and its endless possibilities. 
Calligraphic Series
Sea Change No 2   
12 x 12" x 1.5" encaustic on birch
Sea Change No. 1  
12 x 12" x 1.5" encaustic on birch
Sea Change No. 3    Not For Sale
12 x 12" x 1.5" encaustic on birch
Patagonia Blues - Not For Sale
12 x 9" x 2.5" encaustic on birch
Sea Change No. 5    Not For Sale
10 x 10" x 1.5" encaustic on birch
Rhythms    
14 x 11" x 1.5""  encaustic on birch
Sea Change No. 6  
6 x 5.25" x .75" encaustic on birch
Sea Change No. 7    
6 x 6" .75" encaustic on birch
Sea Change No. 8    
6 x 6" .75" encaustic on birch
Recollections - Not For Sale 
14 x 11" xl.5" encaustic on birch
Sea Change
Series
In Flux
Encaustic
18 x 18 encausticbord
Parallax of Memories
Encaustic 
10" x 10" on encausticbord
Boxed In
Encaustic Painting on encausticbord
10" x 10"
Reinvented Narrative
Encaustic Art Museum of Santa Fe permanent collection
Icelandic Memories 
12" x 12" x 1.5"
encaustic on cradled panel
Kindred Spirits
12 x 12 x 1.5 on panel
Encasutic and oil stick
Experiential Essence
12 x 12 x 1.5 birch panel
Encaustic and oil stick
Untold Myths
12" x 12" x 1.5" panel
Encaustic and oil stick
Sharawadjii:  SOLD
10" x 10" x1.5" 
encaustic wax painting on birch panel
For Example - Not For Sale
10" x 10" x 1.5"
encaustic wax painting on birch panel
Beginner's Mind 
Series

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Third Eye Journey
Encaustic on Fabric w/ rust & indigo
8" x 8" on wrapped board
Makers Meditation - Not Shippable
Encaustic Mixed Media Grid
18" x 18" x 1.5"
Waking Dreams - Not Shippable
Encaustic mixed media
16" x 16" x 2"
Finders Keepers - Not Shippable
Encaustic Mixed Media Grid
18" x 18" x 1.5"
A List of Possibili-teas
Encaustic Mixed Media
22" x 10" x 1.5" 
stretched textile
Emotional Shift
22" x  10" x 1.5" 
Textile stretched on panel
Beneath the Veil No. 1
Encaustic Mixed Media
22" x 12" x 1.5"
wrapped on birch panel
Lunar Rituals at Chaco Canyon
Encaustic Mixed Media
10" x 11" x 1.5" wrapped on birch panel
Where the Spirit Meets the Bone
Encaustic Mixed Media
10" x 10" x 1.5" 
wrapped on birch panel
Limited Access - SOLD
Encaustic Mixed Media
10" x 10" x 1.5"
wrapped on birch panel
Outside City Limits -
Encaustic Mixed Media
on textile over birch panel
Award Winner

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Rust & Tea Dying 
on Textile
Series

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Typography of the Spirit
Encaustic painting on encaustibord 
8" x 8"
Indelible Images 
Encaustic Painting on encaustibord
8" x 8"
Choice Before Thought
Encaustic Painting on encausticbord
6" x 6"
Collective Best Intentions
Encaustic Painting on encausticbord
6" x 6"
Unspoken Aspirations No. 2
Encaustic Painting on encausticbord
6" x 6"
Lanscape of Spirit and Desire
Encaustic Mixed Media on encausticbord
8" x 8"
Modern Merge
Encaustic Mixed Media on encausticbord
8" x 8"
Paradise Blues
Encaustic Painting on encausticbord
6" x 6"
Reciprocity
Encaustic Mixed Media
8" x 8"
Unspoken Aspirations No. 1
Encaustic Painting on encausticbord
6" x 6"
Explorations in
Color and Size

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