"San Xavier Mission #1" Encaustic Box
This original photo was taken at the Mission San Xavier del Bac in Tuscon AZ . The image of Mary is printed on archival watercolor paper wrapped in copper sheeting and mounted to a coffee-stained wooden shadow box with copper nails. The image is then covered in Encaustic process using organic natural-tone beeswax and damar resin. The wax covers the top of the photograph leaving the copper exposed on the sides. As all boxes are assembled by hand and with love, some imperfections are evident and embraced. This includes the natural properties of beeswax and its unique malleable nature creating drips and creases.
- Dimensions 7.75" x 7.75" x 4" deep