Yesterday at Pilates I was told a story about a Rat and a Sparrow. The vision fell into place as perfect for the encaustic medium I'm trying to understand. The story has been set to music.
Encaustic is a beeswax/resin that can be pigmented and/or layered with other materials.
It's very exciting to use, as the materials themselves seem to just snap you to the right side of the brain.
I want to do much more with this and would LOVE to be able to do illustration assignments in encaustic. The surface is simply yummy. The marks are organic. The smell is slightly burned - encaustic is the right name.