Shamanic Path is from my series Ancient Trees and Totems. Bringing you to a moody landscape of the Palomar Mountains of California. The image has been combined together with three other photographs using photoshop. This archival printed photograph is embedded under many layers of wax giving it a three dimensional feel. Oil paints and brush strokes add to the feel of magical energy swirling around the woman. This is one of a kind and ready to hang.

- Jiela Rufeh

Shamanic Path

Encaustic artwork on wood
Natural wood edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

20.25" h x 30.25" w x 3" d
8 lbs. 0 oz.



Jiela Rufeh
Encinitas, California

Getting to Know Jiela

As a career photographer, Jiela Rufeh has experimented over the years with ways to reinvent her medium. Her current body of work employs encaustic, a method using hot wax to create texture on the surface of an artwork. “The encaustic medium captured my interest with its sculpture-like qualities that come from building up layers of wax and embedding various media,” says Jiela. “This medium suddenly broadened my ability, allowing me to express myself on multiple levels and imbue my work with layered narratives.” The content of Jiela’s work is influenced by cross-cultural spirituality including Native American mysticism, shamanism, Eastern philosophy, and kundalini yoga. The resulting body of work is visually complex with a haunting, surreal quality.