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Sanctuary for Storytellers

Shannon Amidon
Ugallery 5345192135 UGallery

Encaustic artwork on Wood New

Natural wood edges

Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind

Signed on back

2020

24" h x 24" w x 1.5" d |6 lbs. 4 oz.

In stock $1,650

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The title of this painting comes from one of artist Shannon Amidon's favorite books, The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. "It is a sanctuary for storytellers and story keepers and story lovers," she says of the fictional love story. "They eat and sleep and dream surrounded by chronicles and histories and myths." The natural, warm birch wood surface of this artwork is revealed and beautifully complements the circular encaustic painting in the center. The background scene 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.

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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Hear what collectors say about Shannon's work

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. 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 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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