Photography, Works on Paper and Encaustic Art
Many of Jay Ressler’s best-known photographs are composites based on his original captures put together in multiple layers to produce stunningly original, interleaved images. Ressler’s endeavors also include extensive work with infrared photography.
He occasionally extends his multi-layered approach to encaustic mixed media creations. Based on ancient techniques, he cooks his own recipes of beeswax and damar resin to produce an exquisite patina when combined with photographs.
His composite photograph “The Love Bugs” was chosen for the Art of the State exhibition at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in 2016. He regularly exhibits in local venues.
He is the 2020-2021 President of the Berks Art Alliance
Work is currently displayed in
The Art and Craft Gallery of Hamburg
320 State Street
Hamburg, PA 19526