I create encaustic wax monotypes by "drawing"on a heated metal plate with special beeswax crayons, then laying a sheet of paper on top, which captures the melted wax design.

What I love about working with encaustic wax monotypes is the absolute inability to control outcomes. Melting beeswax crayons on a heated metal plate, I show up as co-creator and do my part, but ultimately Mother Nature herself dictates the outcome. I can embellish and revise, but my input is limited. I learn to let go and enjoy the process of co-creating what wants to come to fruition.

Ultimately it is up to us to learn to live with and love the consequences of our actions.

See the video below for a demo and detailed description of the process.

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Art in the transcendental sense becomes the real practice of awareness.
— Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
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Check out this talk I gave at Shumei, where I demonstrate the encaustic monotype process.