Shannon's artwork is influenced by the orderly yet chaotic forms found in nature; inspired by the textures of rough granite, tree bark, sandstone. She manipulate metals to reflect such surfaces, i.e. reticulation, fusing and hammered textures. Also, inspiration is drawn from studies in geology, astronomy and mythology.
She holds a BFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Making from Bowling Green State University and graduated in 2006.