Shannon Gardner appreciates the spontaneous process of nature and strives to explore Earth’s unearthed beauty and imitate it’s natural imperfections. She creates art depicting disturbing and horrifying work with elements of occult symbolism and iconography. Her interest in the macabre began while studying nature and the paranormal at a young age. The ethereal mood of her work reaches the extreme and addresses the taboo.
Shannon’s use of watercolor and India Ink are unforced and create beauty within flaws while crafting an earthy grunge appearance. This technique assists the viewer in observing the Asian aesthetic Wabi Sabi: appreciation of imperfections. Her use of dots creates an impression of a technical drawing. Stippling creates clusters of value implying crisp texture and depth, giving the illusion of change through time.