Shawne Major is a mixed media artist working in two-dimensional mixed-media hangings and three-dimensional mixed media sculptures. Major’s works are assemblages, classified as bricolage. Her two-dimensional works are sometimes referred to as tapestries, though this is technically incorrect since a tapestry is woven from thread, whereas Major works by sewing found objects onto a base of fabric or poultry netting.
To that base, Major sews objects such as toys, clothing, buttons, ribbons, fake fur, jewelry, charms, household objects such as faucets and fixtures, wire, and electronic circuit-boards.
Major refers to her two-dimensional works as “physical paintings.”