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Ming Dynasty Horse

Christine Towner's avatar Christine Towner

Throughout China's long and storied past, no animal has affected it's history as greatly as the horse. During the Ming Dynasty, the horse remained essential for military security against the formidable Manchus. With the innovation of porcelain at its greatest during this time, china sculptures were created and today remain valuable representations of a unique era. I selected an ancient medium called encaustic wax (beeswax, damar varnish and oil pigments) which appropriately represents the luminosity and translucency that procelain sculpture exhibits but yet is not baked on but applied in a molten state through heat and solidified; an ancient art form for an ancient icon.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1
  • Medium: encaustic wax
  • Width: 2
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 2