Acquired by American Legacy Fine Arts directly from the artist
Three small clam shells in a ceramic dish play foil to a dandelion fluff. A granite stone background adds a decorative charm to the delicate grey color harmonies in the painting. This painting is a play of textures which are a delight to the artist. There is the cold rough stone to contrast with the smooth glazed ceramic. This man-made surface contrasts again with the natural but repeating design of the shells. The hardness of the shells then gives way to the most fragile softness of the dandelion. As with all of Sammon’s trompe l’oeil paintings, there is an exquisite finish that is comprised of multiple layers of glazes, patterns and scumbles which invite you to look up close and delight in the textural elements of simple things.
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