Shannon Green makes stuff out of other stuff. She is passionate about repurposing materials that might otherwise be discarded, and paper is her material of choice. Shannon uses any kind of paper that is likely destined for the recycle bin and transforms it into something useful, beautiful, meaningful, interesting, or just plain fun! The materials she uses are often free and easily available no matter where one lives. Shannon’s techniques are appropriate for any age or skill level and don’t require expensive or complicated tools or supplies.
Breathing new life into discarded paper by recycling, upcycling or repurposing in a creative way is so much more than just eco-friendly crafting. Shannon’s focus is on the joy she can get from creating something out of nothing. She also repurposes retired vinyl billboards, signs and banners. She uses them to make tote bags, refillable notebook covers, notepad folios, zipper pouches, luggage tags and more. The majority of the vinyl she uses is sourced locally from Experience Fayetteville and Walton Arts Center.
During her time as the Visiting Artist, Shannon will work on Audrey, a metal dress form that has been “dressed” in paper tubes and beads made from magazines and newspapers as well as strips of vinyl from retired billboards. She will work on making a new outfit for Audrey by weaving together paper beads to make a sort of "fabric" for her new clothes.