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Death's-head Hawkmoth

Shannon Amidon
Ugallery 5345187789 UGallery

Encaustic artwork on Wood New

Finished black edges

Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind

Signed on back

2019

12" h x 12" w x .75" d |1 lbs. 0 oz.

In stock $525

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Shannon Amidon based her new series of encaustic moth portraits on an imagined journey through a natural history museum. "You turn the corner and are greeted by a wall of pinned insects," Shannon says. "The strange and mysterious Death's-head hawkmoth has been featured in a variety of literature and films. Its name comes from the skull-like mark on its thorax. While these creatures might seem ominous or unnerving, they produce the cutest little squeaking noise when they are disturbed." This painting is on a cradled birch wood panel and contains natural mica, metal beads and copper paper moons. The background is made up of a variety of vintage ephemeral materials including old book pages, maps, and letters. These elements quietly appear in some sections of the painting and are completely obscured in other areas.

Shannon Amidon

Troutdale, Oregon

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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Shannon Amidon 11/19/2018 | 1:06 AM

Thank you so much! I love creating these little bees.

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l henry purchased this artwork. style="color: #000000;"11/17/2018 | 9:26 PM

This is a beautiful and unique piece.

Shannon Amidon 2/20/2018 | 10:25 PM

Hello Alba, Thank you so much, that makes me so happy to hear. I am glad to know it went to a good home!

A Roldan style="color: #000000;"2/20/2018 | 4:58 PM

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

Shannon Amidon 1/20/2017 | 5:18 PM

I am thrilled to be a new UGALLERY artist. I look forward to adding new artwork and interacting with visitors to my UGALLERY page. I work in the ancient medium of encaustic. It is a wonderful and versatile medium that has a beautiful luminous quality. If anyone has questions about my art, medium or technique I am more than happy to answer them.

  • 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

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