Encaustic means ‘o burn’. The ethereal quality of Betsy Eby’s encaustic paintings belies the labor-intensive process of their making — an ancient method involving heated wax, damar resin (the sap of a Southeast Asian pine), and pigment applied in translucent veils with brushes and knives. Using a blowtorch, she liquefies the wax and fuses the layers with fire.

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