Encaustic is an ancient technique dating as far back as the Fayum mummy portraits from the 2nd-4th century AD. In simple terms, it is beeswax with resin and oil pigment - heated, layered, scraped, buffed. The tactile surface and the encasement of layers and the smell in the studio make it a full on sensory medium to work in. For me, the sculptural quality allows for textures and vocabulary that other techniques are not as hospitable towards. It evokes a capturing of time and memory, a stilling of thought, and a preservation of idea.