As an actor, I've always been drawn to characters that are misunderstood; to represent people that may be considered "unappealing", and display the beauty that resides in their nature. I'm compelled by the same notion, with art. I sometimes choose to address topics and display subjects that are somewhat dark and unappealing; to represent something that wouldn't have been represented. And challenge myself to tell a different story - communicate in a different way.
Art is a conversation I have with my reality. My way to gain understanding and to be understood. To share and shape my perspective. Art is my therapy. It's where I get to express myself, without restraint. And it’s how I get to make sense of the world.
Shawn lives in Los Angeles & Paris.