Feature Article in the Silicon Valley Metro


Recently I was interviewed by Cat Johnson a writer for the Silicon Valley Metro. The article is out in this weeks Metro and it is wonderful, I absolutely love it.
FOR Shannon Amidon, artistic inspiration is often found right outside her door. The multitalented photographer, designer and jewelry maker, who has made quite a splash locally with her feather-and-bullet-shell earrings, and was recently announced as one of the 2011 recipients of an Artist Fellowship Grant by the Arts Council Silicon Valley for her photography, attributes her creative inspiration to the organic objects that she finds on hikes and walks around town or just exploring her yard.

“I find the complexity of nature so inspirational and fascinating,” she says while showing me around her San Jose workspace. “That’s the inspiration for everything.”

Amidon’s studio, which houses a host of curiosities—claws, stones, fossils, feathers, doll heads, pods, shells, skulls and much more—alongside distressed photographs, bins of art and jewelry-making supplies and an abundant collection of tools, is an open door into the creative mind of an exceptional artist with a talent for re-framing nature. Read More Here