Shawne Major

Gallery Affiliations: Heriard-Cimino Gallery, Marica Wood Gallery, Texas Gallery

Region: South

I am interested in how the perception of reality is colored by dreams, memory, superstition, religion, bias, prejudice, and fear. My mixed media work, in general, refers to the overlay of belief systems created by the individual to piece together their personal paradigm.

I choose particular materials for their visceral qualities, as well as their symbology and real world references. The power of the fetish object intrigues me. In addition, the methods by which disparate elements are connected are as integral as the objects themselves. Accumulation and collage serve as metaphors for the build-up, organization and processing of experience.