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Meredith Raiford Akins

"Birds Eye View"


24 x 36

Acrylic on canvas

Natural wood floater frame

Artist Statement: Inspired by the tree tops in the murals at the “Villa of Livia” just outside of Rome, this is one of two pieces in this series inspired by works not found in the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Theses murals reside in a villa given to Livia Drusilla in 39 B.C., upon her marriage to Emperor Augustus. The airiness and energy of these murals combined with the rich history and interesting figures of history who would have stood before it inspired me beyond my previous boundaries. The end result is a charming and lively painting with a little twist of intrigue for those who would look deeper.