Urban Markings in Encaustics

Increasingly I search the streets of my urban world, often seeing beauty where others may not.  Discarded objects, recycled materials, graffiti, torn flyers, rusted metal all provide a bridge between my inner world and the outer landscape of urbanization and globalization. I apprehend and appreciate the life and beauty that urbanity offers us– weathered through time, distinguished by history, and marked by human presence.

Paintings of Los Angeles

Peter Wowkowych is an artist and architect working in Santa Monica, California. His paintings are made with encaustics, an ancient Egyptian painting method which uses hot beeswax, pigments and damar resin.