Often found growing along roadside ditches and other humble places, poppies are enchanting flowers rich with meaning and symbolism. This scenic mixed media encaustic painting has an image transfer of wild poppies dancing in the breeze with a playful dragonfly soaring through them. The tips of some of the flowers are painted gold. The background of this painting is made up of a variety of vintage ephemeral materials including old book pages, maps, letters and more. They quietly peek out in sections of the painting and are completely obscured in other areas. The artwork is on a cradled birch wood panel with the edges painted black. It is wired and ready to hang.

- Shannon Amidon

Dancing Poppies
SHANNON AMIDON


Encaustic artwork on wood



One-of-a-kind
Signed on back
2017

18" h x 18" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 1 oz.

$1,000

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Artist
Shannon Amidon
Portland, Oregon

Getting to Know Shannon

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.