I am an Omaha-based paper artist who craved being around water as a kid in Michigan. My artwork continues my youthful exploration as I translate scientific concepts about water and transform them into art. I hand cut components in two and three dimensions, and site-specific installations. My primary tool is an Xacto knife. With it I hand cut, fold, incise, sculpt, stretch, and tie paper, Mylar, and Tyvek. The act of cutting fills me with ideas. The physicality of cutting makes me feel like Zorro. My work was twice featured in SciArt Magazine and reviewed in Sculpture Magazine and in the Smithsonian Online Magazine. It appears in the book Art Inspired by Science: Imagining The Natural Work, by Robert Louis Chianese, and in The Water Issue, Department of Art and Public Policy at New York University. I was trained as a painter and earned a BFA in art from Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN, and attended The University of Notre Dame, The Glassell School of Art, Houston, and The School of the Chicago Art Institute. #hand cut paper, #nature, #environmental, #installation
Susan's ArtPrize Entries
These are Susan's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Susan's Past Work
These are images of past work that Susan has done.