My works emerge from a meditative process. I am passionate about finding significance in commonality. Which defines the context of my work. For the ability to think, to learn, and to respond confidently to change are virtues which are shared by everyone, helping us all grow; yet only possible with the right connections having been made. What gives me purpose is other living things, and to connect people through art so that they can connect themselves to life.
Awada’s images are often conceptual. Her favorite works are on sound, space, doors, gates, portals, jackets, and patterns. Influenced by her own upbringing, she seeks to make universal art. Shelby’s installations often include instructions and secret codes. She is inspired by nature, the study of waves, science, and sensory perceptions. The context of her work is defined by finding the significance in commonality. Her purpose is in restoring, growing, and appreciating other living things. Her work is shaped by her personal experiences, and the people she has encountered in her life adventure. A part of her mission include environmental conservation, helping survivors of sex trafficking, helping secret collaborators on secret operations, and creating parties for introverts.