acrylic, collage, and pastel on paper; 19×48”

“This tryptic aims to capture trauma and its painful after effects. It calls for acceptance and understanding. Capturing raw emotion is a major focus of my work and allows me to feel more in touch with our world. This piece is at its core hopeful for the future.”

ARTIST BIO: Shannon O’Deens is a multi-media artist and student at the University of Cincinnati, DAAP. Her area of focus is painting though much of her work tends to bleed into other mediums. Shannon’s work deals with themes of identity, memory, and capturing feelings or moments in time.