Burlap, furniture pins, gesso, encaustic wax, paper strips.
American Made: A Meditation explores the ethos and fiscal reality of using and creating art products that are made in America. The pricing of this piece is a reflection of materials used and wage labor, forgoing the art market value of creative concept. the costs are: $20 for the burlap #canvas, four dollars for one quarter container of white #gesso, $14 for three quarters of a container of extra heavy matte gel, $22 for one bag of #encaustic wax, and $180 for 12 hours of labor at the living wage of $15 per hour. All materials made in USA. Paper costs are negligible but come from books printed in the USA.
20in. x 24in.