The art pieces shown are a new technique using encaustic wax heated on a “hot box” with a heated, aluminum top that melts the wax. Papers made of various fibers are then placed numerous times with different images creating the final product. I use mainly handmade Japanese papers made in Toronto. They have an elegant quality of absorption with the wax and showcase a special iridescence and design never to be replicated. They are called one of a kind encaustic monotypes.