Honey bees, hexagons and an earthy palette come together to create this beautiful statement piece. Get lost in the inner workings of a beehive while exploring the layers and details of this encaustic painting.  The background 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 painting includes natural mica flakes and gold iridescent highlights.

- Shannon Amidon

Hidden Moments
SHANNON AMIDON


Encaustic artwork on wood
Finished black edges
Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind
Signed on back
2018

48" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
12 lbs. 7 oz.

$3,100

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.