Townhouse Collection - CODAworx

Townhouse Collection

Submitted by Shawn Ehlers

Client: Private Client

Location: Sag Harbor, NY, United States

Completion date: 2019

Artwork budget: $12,000

Project Team


Shawn Ehlers




Water inspired photography embellished with encaustic wax. Two “32” x”32″ and one larger 42″x42″ piece are installed in the living room are of a seaside townhouse. Photographed with Polaroid cameras, the photos are then scanned, printed and mounted on birch wood. Encaustic wax is applied with a brush and then worked with a palette knife and heat gun to create texture which mimics the water. The pieces are then polished numerous times which results in a luminous surface.


The client being in close proximity to the beach decided on pieces which were water inspired.


Artwork was seen by the client in a gallery and the gallery owner collaborated with the client. Works were selected and the project completed within the 6 week time frame.