Amelia's Bedelia

Amandalynn

    • 12 X 12 inches
    • © 2015
    • Acrylic and Collage Paper on Wood Panel
    • Unframed 
  • Storybook: Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish | Amelia Bedelia is the protagonist and title character of a series of American children's books written by Peggy Parish until her death in 1988, and by her nephew Herman Parish beginning in 1995. The books have been illustrated by Wallace Tripp, Fritz Siebel, and the two current illustrators, Lynn Sweat and Lynne Avril. The stories involve Amelia repeatedly misunderstanding various commands of her employer by always taking figures of speech and various terminology literally, causing her to perform incorrect actions with a comical effect. Part of her insight into literalism is that she comes from a family who takes everything literally: their method of ridding their house of dust is to "undust the furniture." However, she almost always manages to win everyone over at the end of the book by baking a delicious pie or cake. Much of her employment is as a maid for a wealthy couple known as the Rogers, who are astute enough to realize her literalism and write their requests as "undust the furniture" and "put the wet towels in the laundry and replace them with clean dry towels," as opposed to simply "change the towels."

  • Amandalynn is inspired by the female form and spirit. She is passionate about her illustrative depictions of strong, seductive women, capturing an alluring invitation to each viewer through strong line work and decorative patterning. Amandalynn is constantly displaying her artwork in galleries and private collections all over the United States, as well as Internationally.
  • This piece will be on exhibit through May 9, 2015 and will be shipped within a week of the exhibition closing date. Shipping costs will be invoiced separately at the time of shipment for this piece. If you would like to arrange a gallery pickup, just add a note when checking out and we will contact you to schedule a time.

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