Shan's artistic works include wearable or functional pieces such as jewelry, clothing, bags, hats, lamps, tables & clocks. She employs such techniques as hand forging metal, carving & woodworking, weaving & sewing. Her intention is to create each individual component of each art piece by transforming natural, upcycled, reclaimed & found materials. While hiking or traveling, Shan collects stones, shells, seeds, feathers & wood to incorporate in her projects. If outside resources are needed, she finds sustainable alternatives. Germinate Holistic Arts is reflective of nature, growth, evolution & creating a new existence to quiescent elements.