Liberty – 12″ x 12″ – found images, wax encaustic – 2013 – $125

The pattern here is one I discovered in researching ancient roman tile patterns, and I fell in love with how dynamic it is.  This is the first of two pieces I made playing with this pattern.  Most of the piece is made with pieces chosen for their texture, color, and value (lightness or darkness,) rather than recognizable images, but the title comes from the image on the very center piece.  Click on the image above to see a larger zoomable version.

The frame is made from recycled plastic bottles, which are transformed into a classy wood substitute, and the backing board is recycled also.