"Harmony of One" in "The Hikaru" collection. Hikaru is Japanese for Light and Radiance. There is a stillness of silence in the absence of color. The zen minimalism and simplicity of tone-on-tone washed hues evoke a feeling of oneness and peace that is reflected in bookman's gold, silver and copper. The depth, luminosity and translucency of 50+ layers of pigmented beeswax, each fused with the flame of a torch draw you into an underlying sense of peace. This work is an original encaustic painting by Shima Shanti completed in April 2020.