SHANNON L. PECK
Shannon’s art focuses on identity, attachment and loss, adoption and social conscience. Her textile work has an eclectic range which includes unusual embroidery, hand stitched dolls, felted headdresses, quilts, sculpture and assemblage.
Adopted in 1970, Shannon’s artistic identity was born from a mixture of nature and nurture. Her English-Irish-West Coast upbringing and Swiss-German-Czech birth heritage provide strong tension for this emerging artist.
Shannon currently lives on a smallholding in Chemainus, BC with a poetic baker and a flock of illiterate, belligerent fur children. She is a member of the Vancouver Island Surface Design Association and is actively involved on the Board of the Duncan Farmers' Market.
Shannon’s textile exhibit "Your Daughter is in Good Hands" (2017-2018) explored an adoptee’s struggle with privacy legislation, rejection, loss and identity. The overwhelming response by visitors and media gave Shannon a sense of urgency to use her art and her voice to educate others on the complexity of the adoptee experience. Shannon is currently working on a new project "Empty Vessels" which explores social narratives related to identity formation and reproduction by referencing the body as a container for loss.