Summer Swings


created by

Vicki Rulli & Tom Heaphey

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The Presence of Memory

Capture the essence a bygone era with this framed, limited edition print of an image created with a centuries-old technique using pigment, resin and beeswax. The result evokes a sense of shifting time, hazy memories and the luminosity of a changing sky. Because of its intricate color shifts, this piece adds a subtle presence to any room.

The husband and wife team of Vicki Rulli & Tom Heaphey photographed a swing ride at the Ohio State Fair with a tilt shift lens to create the dreamlike perspective. Then they used the encaustic method (based on the Greek word enkaustikos, meaning "to burn into") of melting pigment into beeswax to produce delicate layers of color. A small run of 250 prints were printed on the same etching paper as the original. Each piece is signed, matted and set in a brushed aluminum, ready-to-hang frame. Handmade in Ohio.

Both Vicki and Tom started out planning a career in the arts. Vicki - always with a camera, and Tom painting, sketching and photographing. However, they both ended up in a different place... Tom in Finance, Vicki in Russian language and literature. In between running a creative business, and hanging out with their kid and cats, Vicki and Tom are both private pilots and used to own a 1949 Cessna 170A. They love to eat, travel, hang out on their patio, visit art museums, ride their bikes, be a part of their community, drink coffee, read books, and laugh with friends. They have traveled all over the world - always being inspired by all they see and everyone they meet.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
beeswax, aluminum, resin, glass, 100% cotton matboard
Image: 7" H x 11" W Framed: 18" H x 20" W
prints are hand signed by artist and will arrive framed and ready to hang in an aluminum frame.
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