Do you know the legend about cicadas? They say they are the souls of poets who cannot keep quiet because, when they were alive, they never wrote the poems they wanted to. - John Berger

One of the longest living creatures on earth they represent longevity. Cicadas symbolize emergence of the self throughout the various phases of the cycles of life.  

The background of this mixed media encaustic 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. This is a mixed media encaustic painting with an image transfer and a sheer pearlescent gold surface in some areas. This painting is on a cradled birch wood panel with black sides and is ready to hang.

- Shannon Amidon

Emergence
SHANNON AMIDON


Encaustic artwork on wood
One-of-a-kind
Signed on back
2015

16" h x 20" w x 1.5" d
5 lbs. 2 oz.

$925

SHIPS FREE



Artist
Shannon Amidon
San Jose, California

Getting to Know Shannon

Shannon’s artwork is made with encaustic (molten beeswax) and collaged vintage paper–old letters, maps, book pages, report cards, and other paper bits she finds in antique stores or at estate sales. The repurposing of these often ephemeral materials gives each piece a history beyond itself, and adds to the personal nature of the art. Shannon works in a studio behind her home, in a garage which she converted herself. 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.