Shales (1994–95)

The Shales were made using a fire-wax technique developed by Donald Saff of Saff Tech Arts, Oxford, Maryland, in which Rauschenberg’s photographic images are transferred using encaustic to wax-covered canvases. The clarity and depth of the wax medium creates a trompe l’œil effect as if the actual objects are suspended in wax.

7-UP (Shales), 1994
7-UP (Shales)
Robert Rauschenberg Mixed Media Collage with Sprinkles
Splayed (Shales)
Toss + Measure (Shales), 1994
Toss + Measure (Shales)
Occur (Shales) 1994
Occur (Shales)