Cast Wax Slabs

Wax Inclusion Projects

Objects Embeded In Wax

This body of work started in the early 1990s, when I began experimenting with melting wax by placing electrical heaters in large fish tanks. The practice of inclusions in wax developed as my interest in vulnerable (and intimate) materials such as newspaper clippings, clothing, bedding and curtains began to merge with my other interests in the concepts of memories, conservation and archiving.

These waxworks are one of my ongoing artistic modalities.

A video interview with Iris Häussler in which she talks about the work process of this series.