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Meredith Raiford Akins

"Waves of Foliage"

$1,600.00

24 x 30

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. This particular section struck me in its wavelike form and inspired me to push it even farther. The end result is a mesmerizing and enchanting work of art that blends the rhythm of water with the patterns of foliage.