Original art for sale at UGallery.com | Telling the Bees by Shannon Amidon | $3,375 | encaustic artwork | 36' h x 48' w | ..\art\encaustic-artwork-Telling-the-Bees

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Telling the Bees

Shannon Amidon
Ugallery 5345191966 UGallery

Encaustic artwork on Wood New

Finished black edges

Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind

Signed on back

2020

36" h x 48" w x 1.5" d |13 lbs. 0 oz.

In stock $3,375

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As an encaustic artist, Shannon Amidon is keenly attuned to the bond between art and nature; honeybees produce the wax she uses for her encaustic paint. "My artwork places a particular focus on the decline of pollinators and other insects due to the loss and destruction of their habitats," she explains. This layered mixed media painting contains larger than life honeybees, 24k gold leaf hexagons and a variety of vintage ephemeral materials collaged beneath the surface, including old book pages, maps and letters.

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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Shannon Amidon 11/19/2018 | 1:06 AM

Thank you so much! I love creating these little bees.

commentsMini Honey Bee
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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