elationby Matthew Amey $165.00 - 230.00
- 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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- acid free matboard, durian wood, plexiglas, somerset paper
- Unframed: 11" H x 14" W; Framed: 18" H x 22" W
- 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 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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