Shannon Amidon: Florilegium

Shannon Amidon, Foxglove, 2023.

Shannon Amidon: Florilegium

Brumfield Gallery, Astoria, OR - Sep 9 - Nov 5

by Joseph Gallivan

Shannon Amidon’s layered encaustic paintings feature natural pigments and ground minerals in their representations of diverse wild plants such as dandelions and thistles from her rural property in Troutdale. The plants hover over a milky-white ground, on which is visible print and found text, incorporating collaged vintage ephemera. The textured background gives these flora a ghostly, neo-Victorian quality, as though they are flowers pressed in an unreadable journal.

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