Shannon Weber

Shannon Weber

 

SHANNON WEBER, fiber arts

SHANNON WEBER, of Oregon, creates woven objects and sculpture from various fibers. She is known for her somewhat obscure collections of Pacific Northwest sea kelps, coastal debris, and many other kinds of found objects and wax. She has no limits on what materials may be an option. She often treats her studio as an art lab in which she pounds materials with rocks, sets materials on fire with a torch or boils them to add markings or produce flexibility. She believes that each material item carries its own mythologies from places collected that adds to the ever-changing dialogue of each work. Each design is joined by surface layers of weaving, stitching and cold connections that can be three to seven layers deep. Her sculptures often seem to carry unintentional reflections of nomadic traditions and other mysterious archaeological thoughts to which Shannon views as talismans or amulets for others personal collections and spaces.

Shannon’s works have been broadly exhibited, awarded and collected nationally in places such as the Lancaster Museum of Art where she won the “Fiber Art National Award of Excellence,” and the Mulvane Art Museum where her works are held in the Museum's Permanent Collection. She also held a three-month fall residency at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in 2009. In 2014 she exhibited at the National Association of Women Artists in New York, along with being published in the 2014 spring Inspirational Issue of Surface Design and the winter issue of Encaustic Art Magazine.

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