MFA Candidate: Studio Arts
Shannon Webb was born and raised on the island of Oʻahu in Hawaiʻi. There she attended the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree focusing in ceramics. She is currently a third-year graduate student creating sculptures with ceramics and mixed media materials such as resin.
“My artwork is about recognizing the spiritual presence within all things and how it connects everything. What people call ‘spirit’ or ‘soul’–I think of it as a kind of energy. I’m pursuing how to be actively in tune with this spiritual energy through practices that acknowledge the importance of understanding how everything has a place in the world. This includes the teachings I learned while growing up in Hawai‘i and reconnecting with beliefs from my Korean heritage. My sculptures symbolically visualize the connections I’ve experienced through my physical relationship to the land, my greater imagined relationship, and through relationships I’ve witnessed”