Smoke Signals

Beth Billups's avatar Beth Billups

The smoke signal is one of the oldest forms of long distance communication. These visual messages billow across the sky carrying news, warning of danger, communicating joy and calls to gather. This original encaustic painting in two parts builds layers of meaning by combining oil paint and beeswax, rendering a modern image in an ancient medium.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.5 inches
  • Medium: Encaustic
  • Width: 62 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 31 inches