Where the Wild Things Grow
Artwork by Shannon Amidon
Blind Insect Gallery presents Where the Wild Things Grow, featuring artwork by Portland-based artist Shannon Amidon. This exhibition opens February 27th, 5:30-9:00 pm as part of last Thursday's art walk in the Alberta Arts District. The exhibit runs until May 28th.
Luminescent, richly layered and detailed encaustic (molten beeswax) paintings honor untamed landscapes and strive to bring focus to the importance of habitat conservation. Never before have we seen such an alarming decline in biodiversity on our planet. There are fewer and fewer places left on earth that have remained untouched and unharmed by humans.
Amidon’s paintings of wild plants, grasses, and trees remind us of the beauty and wonder of nature and that by conserving and protecting these habitats, we are ensuring that future generations can enjoy our natural world and the incredible species that live within it.
In addition to original paintings, Shannon will also have a limited number of smaller, original cyanotypes available featuring wildflowers and plants.