Shawnee Made & Found

Shawnee Dean
Childers, Queensland

As a painting major at University; Shawnee discovered fibre arts and weaving after her formal art education, building her own looms and teaching herself weaving techniques. Weaving was a journey of self-discovery as much as it was a discovery of a new art form and practice. The meditative processes of hand-weaving are a mindful and reflective engagement for Shawnee and the conceptual and painterly background of the artist lead to the exploration of fibres that is both organic and considered in how the weaving of cloth into different forms can hold deeper value and meanings.