Original Maureen Shields Skull on Vintage Plate Wall Decor

Original Maureen Shields Skull on Vintage Plate Wall Decor
Maureen Shields makes these original plates for our brick and Mortar Shop in Point Richmond, CA.
Her attention to detail is impeccable and the mid century feel to her art is very nostalgic.
With her technique she places her skull decals on Vintage plates to be hung on the wall.

Artist Maureen Shields was born and raised in Southern California. She earned a BFA in Drawing and Painting from California State University Long Beach and a MFA from New York University.
She makes mixed media works on wood that combine paint, collage, handmade stickers, gold leaf, and glitter. Her printed matter and source material range from vintage LIFE magazines from the 1950s to vintage Playboy magazines from the 1970s and 80s.
Her work is on permanent view at Red Zebra Restaurant in Sleepy Hollow, NY. Her work is also part of the Capitol One Investing permanent collection in their San Francisco offices.
Maureen lives and works in San Francisco, California.

The intent of her work is twofold. First, she hopes to initially attract and ideally seduce, as well as engage the viewer with surface, color, and beautiful and interesting objects. The tone of her work is often at first glance innocent and cheerful. Second, what follows this initial reception of a playful, nearly saccharine veneer is a deeper invitation into a strangely constructed world. The viewer is caught between a delight in the fantastic and a sense of unease or menace. The animal motifs she employs in the work, often times emphasizes the idea of the animal kingdom rather than actual wildlife. Her art works to balance between the whimsical, the grotesque, and the commonplace. She hopes to skew perspective and she seeks to reintroduce the strangeness and complexity associated with childhood without projecting directly onto the specific.
$ 42.00