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Shellac can be painted onto wax then super heated until it cracks, leaving an elegant organic finish that would be impossible to paint by hand. This requires the…

Sondra Arkin | Toll Booth | wax and shellac on dibond. Sondra N. Arkin explores encaustics, meticulously creating works with a sense of restraint in color but excess in scale. The application and subsequent burning away of shellac creates a extraordinary amber surface full of organic forms. Through a very labor intense process, Arkin succeeds in creating unique encaustic panels, outside of the traditional ideas of this medium.