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by Matthew Amey $165.00 - 230.00
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  • the story

The Swing of Things

Inspired by a return to college after a 20-year hiatus, tattoo artist Matthew Amey's "Jump Off" series encapsulates the artist's personal meditations on the transience of youth and the uncertainty of adulthood.

He explores the implications of these reflective thoughts and feelings with a depiction of the nostalgic sentiment of freedom coupled with stark, gestural strokes and symbolic details. In the enthralling design, a girl is suspended mid-swing while a flock of birds circles the tree's branches. The tree represents stability, safety, comfort, excitement, and the all-encompassing love of family, while the birds represent the opportunities and challenges the child will encounter as she reaches life's crossroads.

With its strikingly straightforward duality, the piece juxtaposes a child's carefree nature with an adult's projection of the future, using a personal and universal childhood experience as an opportunity for deep expression. Limited edition of 200 sequentially numbered prints made with oil-based inks on Somerset textured paper. Contemporary black frame. Made in Newark, Delaware and hand signed.

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Handmade
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Item ID
21936
Made from
acid free matboard, durian wood, plexi-glass, somerset paper
Measurements
Unframed: 11" H x 14" W; Framed: 18" H x 22" W
Notes
Available framed,ready to hang with wire hanger, in Eco Care black 16x20 Frame, Mat, and Plexi or unframed mounted and matted on white, FSC certified mat Artique Mat board.
Limited edition of 250 sequentially numbered and signed prints that come ready to hang.
  • the maker
Matthew Amey

Matthew Amey

Matthew Amey is an artist from Maryland's Eastern Shore who has been creating artwork for over 20 years. In addition to his skills as a professional tattoo artist he also works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, glass, digital design/manufacturing and various sculptural mediums. Amey continually challenges himself to improve artistically through pondering three simple words: Imagine. Create. Inspire.

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ELATION - MATTHEW AMEY
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Visually pleasing (9)
  • Great quality paper (6)
  • Vivid detail (6)
  • Perfect size (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Inspiration (7)
  • Decoration (4)
  • Gift (3)
    • Display Location:
    • Bedroom (5), Living room (5), Hallway (3), Office (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (7)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (5)

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5.0

For My Grandchildren

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from Livermore, CA

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Pros

  • Visually Appealing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift

    Comments about ELATION - MATTHEW AMEY:

    I bought both Free and Elation for my grandchildren. These prints so reminded me of their youth and the hours they spent with me, many of them on tree swings we built together. I hope it will always remind them of the joy and love we shared.

    • Display Location:
    • Bedroom
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child
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    • Other

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    5.0

    Love it

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    from Union, Mo

    About Me Midrange Shopper

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    Pros

    • Great Quality Paper
    • Perfect Size
    • Visually Appealing
    • Vivid Detail

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Decoration
      • Inspiration

      Comments about ELATION - MATTHEW AMEY:

      I plan on hanging it in my office so when I need some inspiration I can be reminded of the sensation of swinging and how it made me feel.

      • Display Location:
      • Bedroom, Office
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

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      5.0

      Amazing product

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      from Florida

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      Pros

      • Great Quality Paper
      • Perfect Size
      • Vibrant Colors
      • Visually Appealing
      • Vivid Detail

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Inspiration

        Comments about ELATION - MATTHEW AMEY:

        This image is stunning. I bought one for my friend and loved it so much that I bought one for myself.

        • Display Location:
        • Living Room
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        5.0

        Beautful Picture

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        from Sandy, Utah

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        Pros

        • Perfect Size
        • Visually Appealing
        • Vivid Detail

        Cons

        • Could Not Gift It

        Best Uses

        • Accent Piece
        • Decoration
        • Gift
        • Inspiration

        Comments about ELATION - MATTHEW AMEY:

        It's loved by the owner

        • Display Location:
        • Bedroom
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

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        4.0

        Incredible Detail

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        from Menomonee Falls

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        Pros

        • Visually Appealing

        Cons

        • Framed Collection Sizing

        Best Uses

        • Fill Wall Space
        • Inspiration

        Comments about ELATION - MATTHEW AMEY:

        Liked Elation so much came back to order Free & Whispers. Sizing in framed collection differs by print.

        • Display Location:
        • Hallway
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
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        • Other

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        5.0

        Elation - Matthew Amey

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        from Dallas Center, Iowa

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        Pros

        • Great Quality Paper
        • Perfect Size
        • Visually Appealing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Decoration
          • Gift
          • Inspiration

          Comments about ELATION - MATTHEW AMEY:

          This print met and exceeded my expectations. Well framed. It is unique and I love the subject, it makes me happy every time I see it.

          Service and delivery comments:

          This product arrived within a few weeks of my order safely and was well packaged - no damage to be found from shipping.

          • Display Location:
          • Bedroom, Hallway, Living Room
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          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
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          • Other

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          5.0

          I would love to own the entire series

          By 

          from Phoenix

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          Pros

          • Great Quality Paper
          • Inspirational
          • Striking
          • Visually Appealing
          • Vivid Detail

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Inspiration

            Comments about ELATION - MATTHEW AMEY:

            Waited too long to buy "jump off", as it was sold out when I finially decided to order. But I like this one nearly as well. Great inspiration for anyone in the process of undergoing a life change!

            Service and delivery comments:

            No complaints on the packaging or service.

            • Display Location:
            • Living Room
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
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            • Other

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            5.0

            Striking in its simplicity

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            from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

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            Pros

            • Enchanting
            • Great Quality Paper
            • Visually Appealing
            • Vivid Detail

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Decoration
              • Inspiration

              Comments about ELATION - MATTHEW AMEY:

              I purchased this framed print to hang in the Children's Room in my home; that is, the room where my two small granddaughters regularly play and sleep when they come to visit. I wanted the one in the series where the little girl jumps OFF the swing, but it was sold out :( so I bought this one, where the girl is still swinging. I see it as sort of a poem, and I hope it comes to symbolize the happy, simple times my granddaughters are having at my house, and will, in turn, help to create pleasant childhood memories for them.

              • Display Location:
              • Bedroom, Hallway, Kitchen, Living Room, Office
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Self
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              5.0

              Excellent quality. An emotional journey

              By 

              from Livermore, CA

              About Me Budget Shopper

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              Pros

              • Great Quality Paper
              • Perfect Size
              • Visually Appealing
              • Vivid Detail

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ELATION - MATTHEW AMEY:

                  I love the feeling this print invokes. I plan to will the print to my granddaughter with a letter to tell her how much the time we spent together meant to me. I hope she will find a perfect place for it in her home someday, just as I have in mine.

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                  • Living Room, Office
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                  • No
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