Afternoon in the ApiaryShannon Amidon
Encaustic artwork on Wood
Finished black edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
20 " h x 23 " w x .5 " d |4 lbs. 14 oz.
A hive of bees busy themselves against a rich abstract background. Shannon says this painting is intended to show a love and appreciation for pollinators. She used a hexagon shaped birch wood panel and mixed natural mica and 24K gold leaf with the encaustic. The background is made up of a mix of vintage ephemeral materials including old book pages, maps, and letters.
Shannon Amidon is an artist based in Portland, Oregon whose artwork is made with encaustic (molten beeswax) and collaged vintage paper. She uses materials that evoke a sense of nostalgia, such as old letters, maps, book pages, and report cards, which she finds at antique stores or estate sales. By repurposing ephemeral materials, she gives each piece a history beyond itself, and adds to the personal nature of the art. She also makes her own eco-friendly encaustic and oils. “The environment is very important to me, so I use natural earth pigments,” says Shannon. Her love of nature comes across in the motifs she selects, hinting at both the wonder and delicacy of the cycle of life.
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Hello Shannon, I jus purchased "To Those Who Wait", and I have to tell you that it is stunning. The piece has quickly become one of my favorites of my home collection. The gold beading along with the wax background lend it a complexity and broodingly buoyant energy that urges me to admire it often. Great work! Sincerely Alba Maria- A Roldan