Saint Paul, Minnesota


All Of Our Beeswax by Nadia Alenov

Saint Paul, Minnesota | On Etsy since 2013

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About AllofOurBeeswax

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On Etsy since 2013

Encaustic Photography

“The experience of painting over my photographs is very tactile and physical; it brings me deep into the image where I can explore every detail. With the fluid and sculptural attributes of the wax medium, I'm able to elevate the visceral properties of the photograph by building up, melting down, dry brushing and smoothing. My photography captures the beauty and emotion of the land, seasons and atmospheres. Encaustics helps seal in the intrinsic qualities of an image and elevates the piece to a state of timelessness.”The encaustic process is ever on my mind while collecting these photographs. How will the wax be applied, how thick is an area of the photo going to be, will I carve this scape of grass or this fence, should this sky be smooth or textured? With each photograph taken, I'm planning ahead to the next in- studio step of encaustic application. With the fluid and sculptural qualities of the wax medium I'm able to elevate the visceral qualities of the image through scraping, carving, building up, melting down, dry brushing and smoothing. The experience of painting over my photographs is very tactile and physical and brings me deep into every image in exploration of every detail.

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  • Nadia Alenov

    Owner, Maker

    Born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, Nadia graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her work explores the beauty and seasons of nature. She is a full-time photographer and encaustic artist and keeps her studio in St. Paul.

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Last updated on March 22, 2016

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If for any reason you aren't satisfied with your piece we will refund you upon return of the item. We unfortunately aren't able to reimburse you for shipping the artwork back to us.
I accept PayPal, direct check-out (debit/credit card) and Etsy gift cards.
Current turn around time for an order to ship is 1-2 weeks. Your patience is appreciated. We take care in creating a unique piece for each client in a timely manner.

Missing orders: While extremely rare, if a package ends up missing along it's travels to you, I am happy to send a replacement! Because mail can be delayed for a variety of reasons, I will wait 2 weeks from the original ship date of the first package for US orders, and 4 weeks for International orders before sending a replacement.

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