Author: Shannon Lyons
Warmest greetings from Canada. I’m Shannon Lyons a neurodivergent artist from Cawston B.C. with a practice that is centered in a world peace project disguised as an arts incubator. My practice is based on respect as a currency with contagious contentment as a side product. My role within the incubator is to act as mother and muse to music. They call me Mama Shan.
Within my personal practice I use a multiplicity of mediums, from light following the shapes colours and textures of music carefully pinned to canvas by math, to tamed and ornamented river dragons and walking sticks. My main work is in fractal portraits of music made on the fly as the music is made live, mostly side stage. Some of these portraits are further translated into inspiration pieces reflecting ideas or forming book illustrations. Some have been incorporated into cd covers and practical art including instrument wraps and stick on tattoos for vehicles. I am chromesthetic and use fractal art to represent sound as I understand sound to be.
River dragons are made of the rivers annually renewed offerings melded with found and artifact pieces, each dragon has a box for treasures, several of the boxes have been done in a humidor style. The box and or the dragon are sometimes further integrated to create a secondary inspiration. Occasionally still I do a hand painted canvas though that is much rarer.
I’m working hard with my art and advocacy to break barriers, to encourage a world where art is a natural and respected voice, able to feed itself and send its progeny to school. A world where respect is a currency in your pocket and smile lines are the truest measurement of wealth. I’d like to create international collaboration and explore the worlds voice singing its joyous ubuntu. I’d like to make art from that song.