Ancient wax technique gains new fans - Article Photos 3/4

This undated publicity photo provided by Jamie Lang shows a 6-inch-by-6-inch tile piece, where Denver artist Lang painted the wax medium encaustic over an image transfer. Lang uses encaustic to give the images on his handmade, adobe tiles a nostalgic look. Encaustic is a versatile, mixed-media technique that combines pigment with hot wax, and is resurging in popularity today, though its origins date to at least the first century AD. (AP Photo/Jamie Lang)