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Shannon Weber WorkshopsShannon Weber is a self-taught, award winning. interdisciplinary artist whose works are driven by inspired vision and a vast collection of materials from nature, coastal Oregon beaches, and odd reclaimed objects. She likes to reinvent the wheel with various applications of techniques that included cold connection, stitching, and mark making or other options that bring each sculpture or object to life. Her work is often the subject of lectures by known curators of Fine Craft and Fiber, and has been featured in 48 publications worldwide for her unique approach and unusual material choices. Shannon's designs have been invited to exhibit in Japan, Australia, South Korea, along with others countries that are focused on Fiber Mixed Media. She exhibits and teaches nationally and internationally while living and maintaining her studio in Cottage Grove, Oregon with her husband John and their mutt Mr.Loki

Statement:
My attraction to working with fiber and raw elements is in the options they present with their ability to shape-shift when mixing a variety of materials together. These include items locally sourced and collected in nature, along with reclaimed debris from construction sites, Oregon coastal beaches, and everyday human discards. I apply basic ancient techiques, while using a mixture of repetitive layers of stitching, weaving, painting, and encaustic. These multiple applications make it very easy for me to blend reclaimed metals, wire, rubber, various fibers, with organic materials of all kinds. Each layer of material is mixed with different methods of techniques that begins to build the structure that gives the object or vessel its form and opens the door for interesting detailed surface embellishment such as embedding objects like bones or sticks. The extra benefits to me of working this way is I sense the mythologies that many of the materials hold from their point of collection, I like thinking about the dialog of their place in time of what they once were, what they were used for or where they once grew. These influences in the studio will effect the outcome of the design.
Intellectually, humans own this genetic history, "we are makers", and we are known to use what we have. I view every material as an option.

Shannon Weber Ph: 541.767.9013/ email: shannonweber1@hotmail.com

Publications/ Video

American Assocciation of Museums
e/A encaustic Arts
Fiber Art Now
Inspirational Issues 1 & 15
Surface Design Journal
FiberArts
American Style
Northwest Artisan
Oregon Home
ZoneOne Arts
Bend Living
Textiles Re:Imagined
Hand/Eye
OPB Oregon ArtBeat Season 12 Episode 1225 www.opb.org/show/oregon-art-beat/
Shannon Weber /Fiber Artists of San Antonio Workshop www.vimeo.com/255305691

Permanent Collections

Encaustic Art Istitute/Museum Santa Fe, NM 2015 (3 works)
Mulane Art Museum Topeka, KS 2010
Portland Public School District Office Portland, OR 2007
Sea First Bank Seattle, WA 1995
South Slough National Estuarine, Charlston, OR 1994

Instructor

Pacific NorthWest Art School
University of Oregon EMU Craft Center
Arrowmont School for Art and Craft
Southwest School of Art
The Ranch Center for Art and Craft
Mendocino Art Center
Sitka Center for Art & Ecology
Oregon College of Art & Craft
Southren Oregon University
Oregon Coast Aquarium
South Slough National Estuarine


zone artszoneonearts.com.au

Hand Eye MagazineHand/Eye Magazine
Raw Elements:
Shannon Weber's 3D Fiber Sculpture
takes its form from nature's found objects

www.handeyemagazine.com

Encaustic Artse/A Encaustic Arts Magazine
Winter Issue 2014/2015
www.eainm.com

My works we will featured a in the new book Textiles Re: Imagined
By Sam & Joesph Pitcher
Can be ordered online
www.TextileArtist.org

Tillamook Headlight Herald: Weaving A Life

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