Rice Creek Townhouses 2- Shannon Estlund
Oil on Canvas
36" x 36" x 2"
My work is about finding enchantment in the natural world. The imagery in my paintings comes from places near the edge of my neighborhood between suburb and forest. The process of painting allows for long contemplation of these spaces: the relationships within plant and animal communities, the shapes and patterns of growth and decay, and the precarious balance held in these edges. Through this practice I am cultivating connections to my home and the entities living in my immediate surroundings. My intention is for these paintings to invite the viewer into a sense of entanglement and belonging with these natural spaces.