Forest Witch

This piece was created during an artist residency in Lapua, Finland. The deep forests and dark landscape of the Scandinavian Winter inspired this piece of a woman representing Mother Nature. My work strives to explore the aesthetic within imperfections and unearthed beauty of line work and stippling. These techniques imitate the look of nature, implying crisp texture and impression of depth. This is my best way to convey the look and feel of the natural world.

Shannon Elizabeth Gardner is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a Bachelors in Studio Art and a Minor in Art History. Her interest in horror and the macabre came about while exploring nature and the paranormal. The work explores the natural and organic process of death, evoking empathy for decay. She believes life is beautiful when left to fate, leaving art to chance assists the viewer to witness beauty hidden within imperfections. Her process appreciates nature’s process and discovers the Earth’s imperfect beauty. The ethereal mood of her work reaches the extreme and address the taboo. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook.


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