Featured Artist: Shannon Amidon

OK - new blog feature: I'm going to start sharing other artists I like with you. I'm also sharing these on my Facebook page, but wanted to keep track on my website too. 

I'm starting off with Shannon Amidon (www.shannonamidon.com). Her work reminds me to appreciate my connection with not only nature, but also with human connection and imagination. 

Some snapshots of Shannon's work at the SJ Tech Shop show, opening tonight 9/4/15. Note: my phone camera isn't great; see better photos on her website, or, better yet, go to the show!

Some snapshots of Shannon's work at the SJ Tech Shop show, opening tonight 9/4/15. Note: my phone camera isn't great; see better photos on her website, or, better yet, go to the show!

I'm drawn to Shannon's work because the materials and colors often have a nostalgic air to them, like something coming from the past. Yet her work is also innovative as she often combines old materials with new techniques and technology. For example, using laser-cutting to create images on old book covers. I love this celebration of nature and books and other precious objects at a time (and place - I too make art in Silicon Valley) when technology reigns. Can't wait to see this latest show!

Shannon has an opening TONIGHT in San Jose at the SJ Tech Shop (location 17 on the South First Fridays Art Walk), where she is currently the artist-in-residence. "Like" her Facebook page to get more details and sneak previews of her work.