Pysanky Egg with Heart Motif
eggshell, dye, beeswax
by Kate Santucci
Pysanky is a traditional craft in Ukraine and Poland in which thin lines of beeswax are applied to blown-out eggshells. Like batik, the wax resists the dye into which the egg is submerged. The wax is then melted and removed and the egg polished.
Kate lives and works in Dayton where she creates pysanky ornaments and encaustic “paintings (also on display at DVAC’s Holiday Gift Gallery) using melted beeswax that is layered, carved, and inlaid with other colors and transferred graphite and pen and ink drawings.