The Wasp and the Butterfly

Meg Muirhead


The Wasp and the Butterfly

12 x 12 encaustic mixed media on panel

The medium of encaustic layers very well to many different other mediums such as paper, fabric, pastels, oils, natural materials, etc. Because you can build up quite a thick layer of wax you can also imbed items in the wax and still maintain an archival quality. 

The Wasp and the Butterfly (also Oyster, Notes from the Erebus (sold), Beyond Words)  one of four pieces in which I’ve incorporated found objects, natural images on rice paper and musical pages which informed the theme of each of the pieces. 

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