Howard Hersh is internationally known for his mastery of the ancient technique of encaustic painting, which involves the use of molten beeswax and pure pigment, resulting in luminescent, richly layered works. Working in this organic and moody medium, Hersh has perfected his ability to manipulate the wax: to confine it in areas and let it spread freely in others, creating elegant layers of translucent color. In his newest works, Hersh pushes this technique to new innovative heights. Evoking both the imposed structure of the man-made world through geometry, and the power of nature and organic forms to re-assert themselves, Hersh's complex abstract works speaks poetically and powerfully about the possibility of resolution between the organic and the man-made. Hersh's paintings seem to live and glow with an interior light, and their smooth, seductive textures engage our tactile sense as well as our vision.