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"Art activism is so important, because it's everything we know but then allowing this massive space for what we don't know and what we can create with that. It's a really powerful thing."

About

Shannon McCarthy

What do you love most about what you do?

Going to the beach and just picking up the plastic. While working getting into this flow-meditative state and that's a place that a lot of appealing happens and a lot can be accomplished, a lot of purity.

Do you remember the first time you were introduced to art?

Yeah, I was really young and in Monterey, CA. I saw this painting, it was a real textural painting and I remember being really close to it and touching and seeing all these colors when I got really close. From a distance it really wasn't what it seemed. And I wrote a lot of poetry when I was really young and that was the beginning of it and then it was ceramics. My grandma taught me that. I feel like the creative mind is an experience.