Townhouse Collection

Submitted by Shawn Ehlers

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Client: Private Client

Location: Sag Harbor, NY, United States

Completion date: 2019

Artwork budget: $12,000

Project Team

Artist

Shawn Ehlers

Commissioner

Client

Overview

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.

Goals

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

Process

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.