Artist Statement

It is Shannon's opinion that women have been equated to weeds throughout history. Their creative endeavors are often devalued when compared to traditional art. In this body of work, she uses the weed symbolically to conjure ideas of strength, power, and hope. Weeds are persistent and resolute. They return year after year and grow in the most unlikely locations. She believes a weed is redolent with positive undertone. By incorporating traditional elements of women’s work Shannon acknowledges and shares her appreciation for women’s history.