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Michael David, the Jackson Pollock of encaustic, demonstrates and waxes eloquent about medium

Encaustic, a method that has been around for at least 2,000 years, involves pouring hot wax, often infused with color, on a flat support. Many contemporary artists exploit its translucency for subtle, sensual effects. Michael David takes a more visceral approach. He pours layers and layers, which he then gouges and manipulates to create almost sculptural surfaces that erpresent a geologic sense of time.
The Atlanta artist is founding director of  the Fine Arts Workshop, where he teaches encaustic, among other things. He is represented by Bill Lowe Gallery.

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