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VICTORIA SIVIGNY
Abstract Artist
This ancient process has been rediscovered by many artists who have experience in encaustic wax painting.  The difference in the cold wax medium and oil paint/stick process is the absence of the necessity to heat the wax medium to fuse layers.  Oil paint is mixed on a palette with CWM (beeswax and odorless mineral spirits) which provides the oil paint with a thick buttery texture that can be manipulated or layered with a variety of tools.  My process includes using palette knives, wedges, squeegees, rubber shapers and a wide variety of unconventional tools for mark making,  gauging, scraping or moving the paint from one place to another on a birch wood cradled panel or paper - I rarely use a brush!  The rich build up of the surface resembles the layers of old city walls, reflecting marks and traces people leave behind.  Constructing and deconstructing multiple layers often mixed with sand, rust, marble dust, graphite, and drawing media, reflects the mystery of an archaeological discovery. Each work appears timeless, exposing accumulated layers evocative of ancient architectural surfaces, palimpsest artifacts, or personal life experiences.  
Palimpsest
Series
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Cold Wax Medium and Oil 
Behind the Wall - Cold Wax & Oil
12x9 on Arches Oil Paper
Touch & Go - Cold Wax & Oil
12x9 on Arches Oil Paper
Conjecture - Cold Wax & Oil
12x9 on Arches Oil Paper
Promises - Cold Wax & Oil
12x9" on Paper with Mat 16x12"
Mixed Message - Cold Wax & Oil
12x9" Paper with Mat 16x12
Far Flung - Cold Wax & Oil
12x9" on Paper with Mat 16x12
Potential Engagement
 Cold Wax & Oil
12x9" onPaper with Mat 16x12
Lightness of Being - Cold Wax & Oil
12x9" on Paper with Mat 16x12"
Intuition - Cold Wax & Oil
12x9" on Paper with Mat 16x12
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Diptychs 
on 12x9 Oil Paper
Palimpsest #14   Cold Wax & Oil
18x18x1.5 cradled gessobord
Palimpsest #5 - Cold Wax & Oil
18x18x1.5 cradled gessobord
Palimpsest #15 - Cold Wax & Oil
30x30x2 cradled gessobord
Palimpsest #10 - Cold Wax & Oil
16x16x1.5 cradled gessobord
Palimpsest #11 - Cold Wax & Oil
16x16x1.5 cradled gessobord
Palimpsest #9 - Cold Wax & Oil
16x16x1.5 cradled gessobord
Palimpsest #3 - Cold Wax & Oil
18x18x1.5 cradled gessobord
Palimpsest #1 - Cold Wax & Oil
18x18x1.5 cradled gessobord
Palimpsest #18 - Cold Wax & Oil
30x30x2 cradled gessobord
Tri - Cold Wax & Oil 
Arches Oil Paper 16 x 12"
Ephani - Cold Wax & Oil
Arches Oil Paper 16" x 12"
Kirkufellfoss   Cold Wax & Oil
Arches Oil Paper 6.5 x 4.5
Bohemia - Cold Wax & Oil
Arches Oil Paper 6.5 x 4.5
Ecotone - Cold Wax & Oil
Arches Oil Paper 12" x 16
Mana - Cold Wax & Oil
Arches Oil Paper 16" x 12"
Kappa - Cold Wax & Oil
Arches Oil Paper 16" x 12"
Tau - Cold Wax & Oil
Arches Oil Paper 16" x 12"
Rimrose - Cold Wax & Oil
Arches Oil Paper 
6.5x4.5
Meta   Cold Wax & Oil
16 x 12 Arches Oil Paper
Beta No 1  Cold Wax & Oil
16 x 12 Arches Oil Paper
Beta No 2  Cold Wax & Oil
16 x 12  Arches Oil Paper
If Walls 
Could 
Talk
Series
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If Walls Could Talk #9
Cold Wax & Oil 20x16
gessobord with black frame
If Walls Could Talk #10
Cold Wax & Oil
30x30x2 cradled gessobord
If Walls Could Talk #12 
Cold Wax & Oil
20x16x1 gessoboard/Black frame
If Walls Could Talk #7
Cold Wax & Oil 
 cradled gessobord - 30 x 30 x 2
If Walls Could Talk #8
Cold Wax & Oil 
24x24 cradled gessobord
If Walls Could Talk #4  
Cold Wax & Oil
24 x 24 x 2 cradled gessobord
If Walls Could Talk #5
Cold Wax & Oil 
cradled gessobord 16 x 20 x 1.5
If Walls Could Talk #6
Cold Wax & Oil 
on cradled gessobord
36 x 24 x 2
If Walls Could Talk #4
Cold Wax & Oil 
cradled gessobord
36 x 24 x 2
If Walls Could Talk #2
Cold Wax & Oil
on cradled gessobord
24 x 24 x 1.5
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Work  
on Oil Paper