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US Artist Is Sweet on Bees as Subjects, Contributors

Bees play an important part in Georgia Nassikas' life. They provide fresh, rich honey for the artist’s dinner table, and she uses their wax in a special type of painting. It calls for combining and heating beeswax, natural color pigment and fir tree resin, called dammar, to create an enduring product. The process, which dates back thousands of years, is called encaustic. It's "a Greek word that means to ‘burn in,' "  said Nassikas, who lives in the...

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