Between 2004 and 2007, I focused on two related series of encaustic on tempered glass panels. Encaustic paints were made from scratch (beeswax tempered with damar, pigment) in a concentrated form. A large, modular "heat table" was critical for the application and distribution of the material. The panels were typically mounted in minimalist brackets (aluminum) without a frame, and suspended off the wall. This allowed light to move through and around the pieces, imparting a unique luminescence. The 2nd series dates from the 2005/2006 era, and combines encausic with other materials (glass, copper, aluminum). The wax works both as colorant and a binder. These particular pieces often feature dichroic glass (fused and unfused) and other glass components (cane and cullet).