Shane Allbritton’s personal and collaborative work is often a response to an ethos of place and memory. As a visual storyteller and mixed-media artist, she is deeply inspired by consultations with survivors, heroes, activists, and historians. Shane has dedicated nearly two decades expressing cultural stories through art and design.

RE:site’s body of work includes monuments, commemoratives, suspended artwork, interactive play structures for playgrounds, light sculptures, and technology-based work. They create public art, memorials, and commemorative spaces that connect past and present by inviting the public to share in experiential moments, prompting collaborative viewership, curiosity, discovery, and dialogue.

RE:site = Shane Allbritton and Norman Lee

As co-founders of RE:site, Shane and Norman explore notions of community, identity, and narrative in the context of public space. Drawing on a site’s cultural landscape, they create work that resonates with local or historical meaning, making unseen connections between themes and ideas. Their practice combines divergent aesthetic with interpretive design and fine art backgrounds.

Shane and Norman are passionate about helping communities honor difficult histories and recover the voices of those who struggled for justice, freedom and human dignity. They often engage the community as part of the creative process through workshops, interviews, and oral histories. They take a multidisciplinary approach to site-specific projects by working with experts from various fields and using diverse materials, styles, and modalities.

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