Telling the Bees
About this artwork
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.