SHANNON CARLSON IS AN OREGON NATIVE WHO RETURNED TO PORTLAND AFTER LIVING IN NEW MEXICO AND GEORGIA. HER WORK IS INFLUENCED BY A FEELING OF PLACE. SHANNON EXPERIMENTS WITH A VARIETY OF MEDIA AND INNOVATIVE TOOLS FOR MARK MAKING. SHE FINDS THE POTENTIAL FOR TRANSFORMING THE PROCESS LIMITLESS.
"In the same way that writers use stream of consciousness to create passages, I often use it to create pictures. I'm drawn to a mix of universally recognizable images and those that are less definable. My favorite pieces are the ones that come as somewhat of a surprise, yet they have a thread that tethers them to memory, real or imagined."