Looking for a way to push himself artistically, Keller Lee begin working in the encaustic medium. This medium open up a new world of folk art characters and places.
Encaustic is a mixed medium using bee's wax to paint and layer items, such as pigments, photography, fabric and found objects, to create a work of art. The encaustic technique is ancient, dating back to the Greeks. The Greek meaning of encaustic is to heat or burn in. Heat is used through out the process to melt the bee's wax and to fuse the layers of wax.
All photography used in these pieces belong to the artist, taken by the artist or they are vintage photographs passed down from family members.