Encaustic artwork on Wood
Stained wood edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
36 " h x 48 " w x 1.5 " d |12 lbs. 9 oz.
A warm garden scene in a vintage aesthetic, with a variety of flowers and grasses springing up from the soil. "Hiraeth is a Welsh word that means longing for or missing a time, an era, or a person - including homesickness for what may not exist any longer," explains Shannon. "It is associated with the bittersweet memory of missing something or someone, while being grateful of that/their existence." This painting is on a cradled birch wood panel and contains natural mica. The background is made up of a mix of vintage ephemeral materials including old book pages, maps, and letters.
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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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