"A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy." -- Luis Barragan

This painting has a beautiful layer of gold mica on the surface that shimmers when it catches the light. Looking straight on you might not notice it but if you catch the piece at an angle you can see the glow. "Hanging Garden" has a weathered, distressed look and feel to convey a sense of history and time passing.

This is a mixed media encaustic painting with an image transfer. The painting is on a cradled birch wood panel with the edges painted black. It is wired and ready to hang.

- Shannon Amidon

Hanging Garden

Encaustic artwork on wood

Signed on back

24" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
7 lbs. 5 oz.



Shannon Amidon
Portland, Oregon

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.