Cried Tears Like The Mother

​This encaustic painting is carved and encrusted with garnets.  The inspiration comes from the tree next to the cottage the Blessed Mother lived in after Jesus was crucified.  The cottage is still in Ephesus, Turkey.  The moving experience I had at that location is the true inspiration for this piece.  The tears falling from her face are garnets set in the encaustic medium.  Portions of the tree bark are actually raised and carved in the wax.  Bronze, antique bronze, and copper are several of the pigments used.  They glisten in the light and give a slightly metallic or petrified wood finish adding to the uniqueness of this piece.  This artwork measures 36"x 24"x 2" and was created for uplifting places and spaces in honor of the Blessed Mother.