Shannon works with many artifacts collected from nature such as bones, nests, wood and rocks. She is also working with many artifacts associated with the idea of “home”, such as sewing notions, fabrics, china, family photos, and wallpapers. These approaches represent different ways of considering physical, spiritual, family and community connections of place and displacement. Her current pieces explore the physical and metaphoric presence of a creature and habit(at) linked to the element of Air. The nest artifacts, empty, highlight the impermanence of its occupation. In the making of these pieces, she has combined many approaches and uses of media; mimicking what children do when building a fort, or birds while building their nests. These drawings represent thoughts captured in the moment; reflections, ruminations, considerations of the present. Impermanent yet leaving behind a visual record, an objectified presence, a fallen nest upon the ground.
Shannon has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Calgary, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Concordia University in Montreal. She is currently finishing graduate studies in Calgary.