I have always been drawn to prayer flags, as and image and a metaphor. I love the concept of prayers and dreams symbolically represented in form, and then being dissolved and transmitted through the wind. Over the years I have made many prayer flags and led my students in many prayer flag experiences. I had a copy of a photo graph of prayer flags high in the mountains of nepal....and made a zerox copy of it, waiting for inspiration.
After creating and encaustic background, I transfered the image and immersed some cheescloth in encaustic medium., fused it all together and added encaustic paint to the cheesecloth. That is the physical process, but the outcome some how really excites me and touches me deeply. So I am sharing the image here. It feels like an ephipany, somehow.
Today I went to western Farms and bought more beeswax and I am so excited about getting ready.