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Shawn O’Hagan

Artist Statement:

When my children were small I watched them draw without intention. They inhabited only the moment of creation. With these small collages I am attempting to create as my children did. These works are driven by my subconscious and with the confidence I now have knowing that my intuition will dictate what comes next. They are an external manifestation of my creative energy. They are about process. About how the work grows. About discovery and about the pure joy of making.

I choose to use only vintage and recycled textiles because I love the stories that these materials hold. And I spend time fusing together the work with slow, meditative stitching and applique. The work comes to life in my hands.


As Shawn’s project for the FARR program evolves, we will be updating this page to showcase her developments. Check back here and follow us on our social media to catch all the updates.


Click here to check out Shawn O’Hagan & Karen Ann Pink: A Month of Letters


Here is a sample of some of Shawn’s past work.