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Are beauty and aging contradictions in terms? Penny Treese’s masterful encaustic works invite an answer to this question.
Observing the way our culture treats aging as an evil to avoid, Treese’s technique begins with an out-of-focus photograph of
a nude woman on thin paper. She distresses the image with water, wine, coffee, salt and cold—natural elements that age the
human body. Finally, applying heat to layers of molten