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This work is part of a series that depicts a self-sustaining flower farm and artist commune. This imaginary world is in dialogue with models of art history and art-making. In this composition, women are painting by the dim light of the moon and a lantern; the figures stand before a pair of easels that show their work, two landscape paintings of their surroundings. In each of these works, the artist freely absorbs and adapts primarily masculine modes of painting—interjecting her spirit into ideas for future systems of living.
Shanna Waddell’s works depict a constructed world, a self-sustaining flower farm and artist commune that is an exercise of the imagination. The artist creates serial compositions that are in dialogue with models of both art history and art-making. Waddell absorbs and adapts what has been historically considered primarily masculine modes of painting—freely injecting her spirit into ideas for future systems of living.