tri angle polygonal knot

A parallelogram and a triangular line rotate to create an overall triangular shape. Encaustic medium covers gilded ink.

My first step was putting the main design down in ink. (I phrased the media used in this piece as “Patty Ink” because it once belonged to Pat Lauderdale, someone who always encouraged my artistic endeavors. She died in 2016 and I was given some of her art supplies, so I like to make reference whenever I use them.)

Next, I put gold leaf along the lines, scraping off some of the leaf to reveal the color underneath.

Finally, I added a few layers of encaustic wax to give it a little more depth. The frame is charred wood.

This piece was on display in the Schwarzbart Gallery in 2022.