Oxen of the Sun:

IntroductionChapter Images

Oxen of the Sun is a chapter about gestation and archeology. While the central technique Joyce uses is a parody of various styles, I would like the history and growth to be present in the final image for each page. Accordingly, I am using encaustic paint embedded with paper ephemera, thread, and ink on wood panel. While the layers of wax will partially obscure the deepest lines of text as if in a fog, it will also suggest a viscous amniotic fluid in which images of the chapter can float.