24″ X 24″
Oil and Encaustic
From the page in National Geographic, I was fascinated by the idea that this being was a scientific experiment originating with the discovery of the ancient mummy and the project to create some version of a likeness through technology and artistry. While painting and then applying the wax, this face refused to be concealed and ultimately I turned the heat gun on and melted off the layers revealing the original underpainting. Perhaps being buried was not in the picture yet again.